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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 15, 1915, LAST EDITION, Image 1',
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LAST EDITION ." ONE 6ENT
WHAT IS CHICAGO'S BIGGEST FAKE?
ITS NEVER BEEN SETTLED STORY INSIDE
THE DAY BOOK
An Adless Newspaper, Daily Except Sunday
VOL 4, NO. 169 Chicago. Thursday, April 15, 1915 393g
HOW THE PACKERS KILL
HOGS AND WORKERS
As Told by Alderman John C. Kennedy Dumb
Animals Die by Knife and Hammer Low
Wages Bring Death to Human Beings
7 "They kill hogs and steers and
sheep out In the slaughter houses of
the Armours and Swifts. These they
kill with knives that slit the throats
of the hogs and with hammers that
batter in the skulls of the 'steers.
"Back of the yards, where the
working, people live, they kill babies
and mothers and fathers. These they
kill with low wages and ghastly hy
These were statements of Aid. John
C. "Kennedy to a Day Book reporter
just before he took the -witness stand
this afternoon to testify before the
U. S. industrial relations commission
at the Hotel Sherman.
It was understood that Kennedy
would read to the commission the
suppressed parts of a report made
by him whie he was head of an in
vestigation into wage and living con
ditions in the stockyards district two
It is known one part of this report
(never printed) reads as brutally S3
some of the stories frorn the war
struck sections of Europe.
In one little block ofr houses there
were 26 deaths in a year. Cbnsumpr
tion took one-third of, them. t
"It was an undertakers harvest,"
says a friend of Kennedy's- who- has.
seen the report.