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FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1912.
Eeat today lest you die tomorrow, this for the past three weeks has been the injunction of C. 11. Frye, the packing house king of Seattle. For some reason there came a split between the local butchers and the Frye Company and as an outcome of that difference, this packing company knocked the bottom out of the previ ous high prices of meat in their own markets and de clared war on the butcher shops in general, and threat ens to put in rival shops all over the city. Those who in the past have not been able to enjoy choice cuts of steaks and roasts on account of the loftiness of the prices have during the present war been able to partake of the fat of the land. There are those who say the Frye Company had sinister motives for precipitating the present meat war, but they have not offered anything to substantiate their allegations, and therefore the poor people of the city are appreciating the cut of the Frye Company by flocking to their respective shops in such numbers that, it is with difficulty the crowds are served. The other companies operating in the city have likewise cut their prices, but they did so in such a niggardly way that, the public does not appreciate their cuts. No where in the whole Northwest could a more determined man be found to precipitate a meat war than C. H. Frye. He is a man with a backbone, and having the money to back himself up it is here predicted that the people will have cheap meat for some months yet to come. Eat today lest ye die tomorrow. This for the past come. The Frye Company operates the largest pacring house on Puget Sound and by selling directly to the peo ple the profit of the middle man can bet cut out and still the Frye Company can realize a nice profit out of the meats. The City Market at Yesler and Occidental, since the cut, sells something like $10,000 worth of meat every Aveek to the people. ATTENTION!! ATTORNEYS ATTENTION!! You can save money by sending your Legal Notices to THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN 422 Epler Block Main 305 THIS MEANS YOU JTrye Gi*Oe*s City Cheap Meat THE SEATTLE REPUBLICAN MJmm. ■ Bu ir IBIV / 1 l& k V iiitfff! Stefan i CHARLES H. FRYE. 5