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fighting ships, which run oVer practically the same course on the
same- schedule 'as the independent "vessels, with instructions to cut
rates to any extent." -
That doesn't sound fUntf y, at all, you. say.
No, it doesn't Xt sounds bier, and important, and dignified, as
if Uncle Sam were raisiner his foot to brine it down .on and stamp
If out all the unjust Steamsbib trusts in the whole wide world.
But -did you ever stop to thinly that twenty-five years ago Uncle
Sam -was swelling around saying jtist about the same thing about
the Beef Trust, and'a little later about the Oil Trust, and then about
the Steel Trust, apd.now aboht the Harvester Trust?
And did you ever stop to think- what came of Uncle Santfs big
talk to the Beef Trust ahd the Oil Trust and the Steel Trust, and
what is likely to coirieof Jiis big-talk to the Harvester .Trust?
It is not very long ago since, right here in Chicagp, the gov
ernment chareredv and oroved. that the. Beef Trusl'tool divided
,the whole country into Sections, and awarded sections toeach mem
ber of the Trust, and toloVeacri member of the TrustMiow muck meat
they could sell in-,each section.
Now, if youlgo back to that Washington dispatch youwill
find out tha,t that isjuit, atipHit the same thing as ! the Humphrey
resolution charges the shipping trust-has-been doing so wickedly.
Yet the Bdef Trusl: hasc "been acquitted, and still is blowing
around loose, with its hands in its Dockets and the oeoole's Dockets.
l-ahd a "defiant ah'd impudent' attitude toward the government
. . j.ne aranaara uu irust was- aissoivea, ana lmmeaiateiy it
Was "dissolved," its diiV-dends, ancLthe prjce of its stocks went soar
ing Still higher into the air. o did; the pnce of oil. Oil today is one
cent higher than the, day the Standard .Oil Trust was "dissolved.""
And just this' very day the Standard Oil Trust asked Missouri,
which kicked hdiit;of itsj bounds, to let it back in again on the
GROUND THAT IT WAS NO L.ONGER A TRUST 3ECAUSE
TTHAD BEEN DISSOLVED BY THE VERY GOVERNMENT
AND THEREFORE WAS NO LONGER A TRUST.
AND "MISSOURI WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO LET IT
IN AGAIN, TOO. . S ;
And the Steel Trust stijU is paying enormous dividends, and
working human beings twelve hdijrs -a day and seven days a week.
Can you wonder that other natrons laugh aloud when they hear
the government that has made such a dismal failure of spanking its
own trusts, which have grown on its own territory and are within
I easy reach, talk about spankihg the trusts of other nations, which
exist unoenne laws 01 uiose nanqnsr
Why, it's enough to make a cat laugh I