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THE BEEF TRtJST LICKS THE GOVERNMENT u
The beef barons were happy yesterday. Big Business every
where was happy. Every trust magnate in the country was happy.
And all because a jury said the packers were not guilty.
Plainordinary people saw nothing in that joke verdict to give
them hope. But they didn't expect it. Long ago conimon people
quit expecting millionaires to be -treated , just as poor men are
treated. - " .
'But there is a beef trust just the same. Everybody knows
there is a beef trust. That jury didn't make people quit believing it.
So trusts wjll go brr with thejr wholesale rdbbery o thje people.
They will go at it with renewed zeal and confidence. They will
now laugh at the law more heartily than ever.''
For Big Business believes it has licked the government, and
can do it again.
However, God works in a mysterious way his, wonders to per
form. And it may be that the present victory for Big Business will
only hasten the ultimate victory of the people. y
If 'the Sherman anti-trust law wont do the work, the peupletf
of this? country will keep fighting until they get a law that will work.
If the jresent congress wont carry out the will of the people, the
people will keep on fighting until they get a congress han will. L
If the Democratic and Republican parties are controlled by
Big Business, the people will keep on fighting until they get a party.,
that will be truly representative. This may be the last presidential
fight between the so-called Democratic and Republican parties.
Both are rotten and it's time the honest men in both parties,
were getting into a new and progressive party that really repre-
sents the plain people of this country.
Possibly the beef trust verdict means that things must get
worse before they get better. Sometimes people have to have their
noses rubbed in the dirt good and hard before they rise in their,
might and smite the oppressors who have been riding on theii?
Big Business will get gay now. This fool verdict will make the
pjutes think they can'gcras far as they like in robbing the people..,
But the time will come when the people will get mad enough ton
assert their rights. . .
''That verdict was merely another demonstration of the fact
that gold rules in. this country; that the dollar is mightier than the.'
But the day "will come just as sure as God made little apples,
.when humanity will be considered of more importance than property