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THE DAY BOOK
500 SO. PEORIA ST.
398
TEL. MONROE 353
Vol. l,No.,73 Chicago Thursday, 'Dec. 21, 1911 One Cent
JUDGE CARPENTER REFUSES IMMUNITY BATH
TO BEEF TRUST MILLIONAIRES
Attorney Pictures Packers as Benefactors of Humanity
Armour Made His $100,000,000 by "Modest
Profit of 10 Per Cent.
Never, .in the history of man
kind, has 'there been a group of
men who have done more for the
common good than the ten mil
lionaire packers. now on trial be
fore Judge Carpenter.
They have kept their charita
ble motives and acts under cover
for so long only 4 because tHey
feared that hasty persons might
'misjudge'both their motives and
their acts.
And they are still afraid of be
ing misjudged.
All these things weer made per
fectly clear today My Colonel
George T. "Buckingham, one of
the Beef Trust attorneys, in the
opening speech of the defense to
day. Buckingham's startling disclo
sures of the real, nature of the
packers came just after Judge
Carpenter had put the judicial
kibosh on the earnest desier of the
parkers for a coat of whitewash.
.Wtih that fear of being mis
judged, which apparently has
haunted the, millionaire packers
nigKt and day since- the 'govern
ment first moved against them,
the defense yesterday tried to
Stop the trial.
They did so by making a mo
tion that Judge Carpenter take
the case out of the hands of the
jury because the acts complained
of "by tfie government, occurred
more than three years ago. ,
You see, the packers are not
even trying to say they did not
commit these acts. Not at all'.
But there is a great federal stat
ute which forbids prosecution on
such counts as those against .the
Beef Trust after the lapse of
three years.
So, that their kindt honest
hearts might not be hurt through
being misjudged, the packers yes
terday declared that even if .they
did the things the government
charges, they did them more than
three years ago, and' are there
fore immune from punishment.
Judge Carpenter could not
quite see this, however. In deny
ing the motion of the packers' at
torneys, he gave two reasons.
- First, he said, that point al-

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