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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 06, 1912, Image 11

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Beef Trust hogs which th'e de
fendants only attended when
they elt like it.
The hearings before Brown are
likely to last two months. The
early days of the hearings will be
taken up with tracing the his
tories of the various companies
and will be dry. "r"
They will begin to get interest
ing afrout the time the govern
; ment starts in on the famous
Gary dinners and attempts to
prove that they were much the
same sort of price-fixing, territory-dividing
meetings as were
thcrrieetings of "P. O. Box 247"
in the Chicago Beef Trust case.
i Former Secretary of War
Jacob M. Dickinson and Henry
E. Coiton ar the chief, attorneys
for the government.
The attorneys of record for the
trust are Rifchard V. Lmdabury
and Raynal C. Boiling. But the
trust fias-'acdozen of the highest-
priced atwrneys much more
clever law jugglers than -those
"for the government in the
courtroom .
Wallace: Buell of -Portchesjter,
N- Y., former sales manager of
the American Steel and -Wire
Company, 'was the first witness
today.
Buell testified that while he
was with the corporation all-the
wire manufacturing companies
had an agreement"' to keep up
'prices. He explained' however,
that this was npt a pqol.
"We just agreed to keep up
prices" said Wallace. "We did
The explaining Wallace "did!
not explain just what difference
it madeto the ultimate consumer
whether the "wire companies
agreed to a set price so long as
they did agree to keep the prices
up. ',
. "Can you build a stack?" said
the farmer to the hired man.
"Sure I can. I can build a
stack the shape of an egg."
When the stack was nearjy
completed, the bottom shot out,
and the stack came to the ground,
flat as a pancake.
Jl thought you said you could
build a stack the shape of an egg"
saiu the farmer.
"So I did; butj I didn't say
whether it was a boiled egg or a
fried one." Horner's Weekly,
ware river.
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