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FIGURES DO OT LIE, BUT
LIARS CAN FIGURE
The jury in the packers' trial is
receiving a 'liberal education in
what can be done in the way of
'Member the holler about "hard
times" the packers raised during
the period of the panic of 1907?
Ydu do? Well, listen to what the
government attorneys proved
Trom Morris & Company's own
During the 15 months of the
panic period, "Morris & Company
"sold"' the hides or slaughtered
cattle for $3,403.
This amount is the entire re
ceipts for hides during the 15
months as shown "by their own
Doesn't seem like hides are
profitable things to handle, does
it? The jury in the packers' trial
did not think so today, until the
government attorneys added to
their information about' the ulti
mate fate of the liides.
The company to which Morris
& Company "sold" the hides for
$3,403 turned- right around and
sold these same hides for the cute
little sum of $3,147,454.
What did you say? That Mor
ris & Company must be nutty to
let go of hides worth $3,000,000
odd for $3,000?
They might have "been if they
hadn't happened to own and con
trol the company that handled
Cute little game, isn't it? Just
like taking money out- of one
pocket, and putting it into an
other, and then turning the first
pocket outside in to prive.you
And yet, as 'has been men
tioned, figures don't lie.
FIRE RUINS HISTORIC
OLD REVERE HOUSE
Boston, Mass., Jan. 16. The
historic Revere House, once the
stopping place of presidents,
monarchs, soldiers and diplomats,
was completely destroyed by fire
early today, one fireman being
, More than 300 guests and ser
vants of the hotel had narrow es
capes from death, and fled into
the street with a temperature be
low zero mark, clad in the lightest-attire.
Nearly all lost their
clothing, and, were given refuge
in adjoining buildings.
Hoseman J. F. Kippenburger,
while fighting 'the fire on the
fourth floor, fell from a ladder,
and was impaled on the iron pick
et fence that surrounded the
building, dying instantly.
The fire was one of the most
spectacular ever seen in Boston,
and for a time it was thought that
the loss of life had been heavy,
many servants thought to have
been buried in the ruins. At a
late hour this afternoon a check
of the guests and employes show
ed that none was missing.
Men don't often practice what
they preach but they most al
ways preach what they practice.
If somebody guesses wrong
about you, don't fret. He loses,
not you. -