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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, January 11, 1912, Image 3',
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talked about "triumphant democ
racy," and he thumped thetable
ana turned his back on the com
mittee and addressed 'the gallery.
"The. man that owns the land
he tlils is a real man," he finished.
Then he refused to "criticize
his successors in business"; in
other words, he refused to have
anything- to say about the meth
ods of the Morgan Steel Trust.
Then came Gardner's cold ac
cusation of evasion, and demand
for direct answers.
Carnegie turned his "back on
Gardner and spoke to Judge J. A.
"See here, Mr. Carnegie,"
shouted Gardner, "Judge Reid
can't answer that question for
A spirited argument ensued.
At the close of it, Carnegie re
marked to Gardner:
"If you were in my position,'
and I in yours "
"Well, I'm not," snapped
Gardner. "I'm examining you,
and you are on the witness
"I know it," he said. "I wistf
our positions were reversed."
'HUMAN ADDING MACHINE'S" MEMORY PAILS HIM ON
STAND; HENR'Y F. MOYER CAN'T REMEMBER
The testimony of Henry F.
Moyer at tHe trial of the million
aire packers may be divided into
two accurate parts what Mr.
Moyer remembered, and what
Mr. Moyer did not remember.
Moyer, who is known to the
packers as "the human adding
machine," is head of the auditing
department of Armour & Com
pany, and the original little
How Mr. Moyer ever came to
occupy so responsible a position
with such a memory as he pos
sesses passes understanding.
Here are some of the things he
-The name of his office assist
ant. (Under pressure, Mr. Moy
er recalled that this office assist
ant's first name was William, or
.Willie, or just plain Bill.)
If he ever had appeared as a
witness against the packers in
If he had collected any witness
fees for appearing against the
packers at any time. (Mr. Moyer
was a witness for the government
both in 1905 and 1909.)
Wha't Mr. Moyer contrived td
remember, under the persistent
questioning of District Attorney,
Wilkerson amounted to this:
After the Grosscup injunction
in 1903 against further pooling,
the packers quit putting anything
in writing. They carried all fig
ures forming the basis of the "test
cost" calculations in their heads.
He, Mr. Moyer, was generally,
ordered to figure out from these
"test cost" figures the price of
The entire cost of killing and
preparing a carcass is charged
by the packers against the dress
ed carcass. No credit is given for
the hides, fat, or other by-product
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