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fluence on the egg boycott Stories
of a rapid drop in prices are nothelp
ful to the boycott called by the
housewives of Chicago. For a short
while there was danger of the boy
cott being ended.
But after a rapid investigation of
prices the boycott was on again in
ful vigor. The " Chicago Political
Equality league, the Woman's City
club, the Woman's Ass'n of Com
merce and other organizations stout
ly declared that the boycott was still
on in all its vigor.
The food investigation being con
ducted by the gederal grand jury is
beginning to strike high. J. Ogden
Armour, Art Meeker, the Swifts, the
Cndahys and other packing kings are
being connected with the reports of
the holding back of. foodstuffs. The
report that several prominent food
hoes are behind speculators of the
Jim Wetz type has caused a lot of-
worrying in high circles.
Armour and other packers have
within the past two. weeks signed f&t
advertising contracts with the Chi
cago newspapers. The contracts
seemed to have turned the newspaper
tide. The Tribune and the other
members of the newspaper trust are
now urging U. S. Dis't Att'y Clyne to
adopt the suggestion of the hog kings
and go after the, little fellows, the
retail grocers and butchers.
The packers are visibly frightened
at the activity of the government
Only Art Meeker answered a Clyne
summons yesterday. He came pre
pared to talk things over with. Clyne,
as the stockyards barons used to do
in the old days. These "talks" usual
ly resulted in the affair being
But its different now. "Fhe people
seem to be getting' the bit in their
teeth. Clyne yesterday demanded
that Armour & Co. produce then
books, which should showust how
the food monopoly game is worked.
Meeker was made to give his prom
ise he would produce.
The other packing kings dodged
summonses yesterday like fugitives
from justice. At their offices the
gov't men were denied access and
were given no information as to the
hog kings' whereabouts.
One deputy marshal laid siege at
the home of Edw. Cudahy, Jr. The
servants were instructed not to open
the doors to him. .Efforts were made
to have the government call the mar
shal away. The efforts failed. After
Cudahy kept in hiding most oLthe
day the marshal gave up and re
turned to the Federal bldg.
The retail prices today answered
the newspaper "storie of the sup
posed drop in prices with the charge
that the big food gamblers were us
ing their influence on the newspapers
to "pass the buck" to the little fel
lows. They say that there has been
no effective drop in wholesale prices.
The Day Book called the following
retail dealers at random today and
obtained' their prices on butter, eggs
Sheridaln Grocery and Market Co.,
1029 Wilson Eggs, .41; butter, .41;
potatoes, .55 a peck. Store reports
egg and butter prices have dropped
four cents in a few days and believes
they will go lower.
Rosenheim's, 1120 Wilson Av.
Eggs, .36; butter, .42; potatoes, .55 a ,
peck. Reports only slight change in
prices in last two days, but eggs sold
for 50 cents a dozen last week.
J. W. Schloess & Co., 4631 Broad
way Eggs, .36; butter, .42; pota
toes, .55. Slight decrease in last two
J. A. Cordell's, 1112 Argyle Avv
Eggs; .46; butter, .48; potatoes, .60.
Edgewater Grocery Co., 1104 Bryn
Mawr Av. Guaranteed eggs, .48;
butter, .48: potatoes, .65. Slight de
crease in wholesale price within last
two days, but not enough to warrant
decrease in retail price.
Swenson, Hedberg & Co., 1142
Bryn Mawr Av. Eggs, .50; butter,
.46; potatoes, .55.
Schubert Bros., 1770 Greenleaf Av.