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t$ cents iri London and fpr 28 cents in Chicago.
None of the rot abouttniddlemen, increase in gold production,
great rise in wages or other twaddle explains this. The only ex
planation that holds water is the tariff.
" Britain lets meat in without any tariff. The American beef
trust must meet competition from Australia, NeW Zealand and
South America in the London riiarket. " ,
The tariff protects the industry from such competition at home,
and the home folks get it in the neck. If it weren't for the tariff,
American meat wouldn't cost any more at home than abroad.
Of course, whenever you talk this way, some one sets up a
shriek that the trust couldn't pay deceit wages if it weren't allowed
to rob the people.
That's bunk, and Chicago people ought 'to know it better than
The beef trust doesn't pay" decent wages. The census shows
that the average wage paid in' the packing industry is, $570 a year,
or about $10 a week; '
There are just 89,728 wage earners employed by the beef trust,
less than one-tenth of one per cerit at the population".
If the government taxed the meat consumers of the country
60 cents a year, the amount raised would equal the total wages paid
by the beef trust
Yet the beef trust taxes meat consumers more than 60 cents a
week in order, they tell us, to be able topay those "decent" wages.
Get wise to it. And don't forget 19 cents in, London after
paying all freight, storage and ice charges ', 28 cents in Chicago
and London got the choicer cuts at that!
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FLIRT TCXttREJ JEALOtJSY
Nebraska City, Neb., Sept 19.
"Don't spend too much time on
one irl if you are' jealous.
'"Get two, or three, or even
more, and go with all ,of them.
It will be a sure cure 'for your
) "There are plenty of girls in
the world; far too many lot a
young man to ruin his life over
This 'dope was handed out by
District Judge Paul in paroling
Sidney Jzer, one of Nebraska's
best samples of jealousy.
Izer shot Dorothy Reed, his
sweetheart, because she made
fun of him. The , bullet struck
Dorothy in the?arm, but didn't
htlrt the arm or her affection for
Izer &a& arrested, tried and
found guilty. He wag sentenced
to five years in the pen, 'Then
Dorothy got to spending all her
spare time and tears trying Jo get
him freed. The result was the