General News Notes Of The Day, Daily Racing Form, 1919-08-08


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GENERAL NEWS NOTES OF THE DAY CHICAGO 111 August 7 Weather forecast Illi ¬ nois Missouri Wisconsin Fair tonight arid Fri ¬ day cooler tonight Minnesota Fair tonight and Friday cooler in cast portion tonight General forecast With the exception of showers today in the southern portions of Illinois and Missouri gen ¬ erally lair weather will prevail in this forecast district during the next two days The temperature will be moderate in the eastern and southern por ¬ tions of the district but it will rise in the north ¬ western states Friday FridayGENEVA GENEVA Switzerland August 7 It is learned from a reliable source that American steel com ¬ panies are negotiating for the Skoda in Austria The Skoda works corresponds to the German Krupp works and all of the heavy guns used by the Austrian army during the war were made there The Germans used a great number of Skoda how ¬ itzers also American steel interests are reported to have already bought the Leweke steel works at Dusseldorf and Vienna which are among the biggest in Europe WASHINGTON D C August 7 The first actual step in the governments prosecution of the big five packers probably will be taken before the Federal grand jury at Chicago when it convenes three weeks hence Charles F Clyne United States District Attorney at Chicago stated here today While Isidore Kresel of the New York firm of Jerome Rand Kresel will direct the work of drawing up the charges against the packers Clyne will present them at Chicago Mr Clyne today ex ¬ pressed the belief that the opening of the prosecu ¬ tion would be based on charges of conspiracy and that they might lead up to a series of others in ¬ volving violations of both the Sherman antitrust act and of the food control act actCHICAGO CHICAGO 111 August 7 Official announce ¬ ment that street car fares will go up at midnight to seven cents with four cents for children and L fares to eight cents was met today with a dec ¬ laration that the city will fight the increase on the surface lines at once The city will appeal to the courts Either street car fares must be put back to a nickel the city will demand of the local courts or the entire contract traction ordinance of 1907 must 10 torn up as a scrap of paper An in ¬ junction it was stated at the law department of the city today will be applied for immediately to prevent any fare above five cents being charged on Chicagos street cars If the court holds against the city the court will then be asked to abrogate the entire traction ordinance ordinanceCHICAGO CHICAGO 111 August 7 Objections to the presence of military and police guards and to tlie return to their Jobs of nonunion colored workers led to a walkout at two packing plants in the Union Stockyards today when negro workers went back to their posts for the first time in ten days ending their enforced idleness due to the south side race rioting U pwardof 3000 negroes returned to work from the black belt They were protected by a heavy police deputy sheriff and militia guard from threatened attacks by whites PEKIN China August 4 A strike which broke out recently on the TransSiberian railway is be ¬ coming a serious menace All traffic including military trains is at a standstill The strikers de ¬ mand payment of their wages in the old currency refusing the Siberian note issue In some quarters here the belief is expressed that the strike also lias a political significance significanceWASHINGTON WASHINGTON D C August 7 Although prices of practically all important foods have shown a substantial increase during the lasf year stocks of food held in storage on June 1 this year were approximately 20 per cent greater than those held on June 1 1918 according to a memorandum showing the relation between storage figures and prices issued today by the federal trade commission Government stocks were excluded from the com ¬ parison

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