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Denver, Col., September 7
Fair tonight and Sunday.
WE GET Tf-UB NEWS FIRST"
ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. SATURDAY EVENING. SEPTEMBER 7. 1907.'
PARDON FOR ALTON IF
Roosevelt Will Possibly Act
In Immunity Case Before
Trial If Occasion
U. S. ATTORNEY SIS
MAY BE REMOVED
Bonaparte Is After His Scalp But
It Is Rumored That Attorney
General Himself May Lose
His Official Po
sition. Washington, D. C. Sept. 7. If
Judge Uindis Insist upon a prosecu
tion of the Chicago and Alton road
he can succeed In having the road
Indicted, tried and possibly convicted.
If he does so the president will par
don the ofllclals convicted. The
president of the United States would
seriously consider the pardoning be
fore trial of the ofllclals If Judge
Lundis Insists upon their Indictment
and attempts to carry forward their
prosecution. Instead of extending
them immunity as contemplated and
desired by the administration.
If Mr. Sims, the United States dis
trict attorney at Chicago, persists in
his determination to evade the in
structions of the attorney general. and
won't dismiss the grand Jury and re
sists immunity for the railroad, he
will be dismissed from the govern
ment service and his successor ap
While the oil max may witness the
discharge of Mr. .Sims before the Al
ton controversy is closed it Is not im
probably that Mr. Honaparte himself
will be asked to witnuraw irom me
cabinet at Washington.
Mr. Sims holds the confidence of
President Roosevelt, but it may be
that In the Interest of the judiciary
he will have to go.
The administration will not act tin
til convinced that the district attor
ney has fully made up his mind not
to follow the instructions given mm.
Fear Find Ilxamplo.
It becomes evident that a part or
the interest taken by the administra
tion in the immunity of the Alton
arises from the fact that It has pro
ceeded along the same lines as in the
standard Oil company case to secure
a conviction and Indictment of other
concerns it is after. The ad minis
tratlon sees that in the event of fail
ure to carry out Its immunity prom'
Ine to the Alton it will fall to secure
desired evidence from the other con
cerns to which it has made similar
The proposition that the president
will pardon before trial, wnwe seem
ingly unusual and startling, is not so
much so, in the view of department
of justice officials, when It Is remem
bered that there are direct precedents
in a number of states where men
have been pardoned before tried or
cenvicted. It Is said the department
of Justice, law authorities have dls.
covered authorities both in Kentucky
and Kansas, and that the president
will not hesitate to act if necessary to
carry out what he believes to be a
promise binding upon his adminUira
Sinn Mar Go Anyway.
The removal of Kims, unless he can
make some new and strong represen
tallons to the attorney general, seems
to bu well decided upon in the inter
est of discipline, and to show the sin
cefity of the administration In its ef
forts to carry out iU pledges. It is
admitted that Judge Landis may, if
he chooses, appoint his own prose
cuting officers and secure the desired
indictment, and may also try to con
duct a trial.
For the first time today the argu
ment on the side of Judge Land is
was secured. It was to the effect that
no harm could bo done by the iu
dictment of the Alton, and that it
would be a good "club" to hold over
the road in the event further test
mony wua desired tium tho officials
of the road, and that they might, if
given immunity at this time, have
some surprising memory lapses in
future. In uthur words, Judge I-an-rtts
is reported as holding that while
U may be decided necessary to grant
Immunity at some future time, no
harm can be done by Indicting the
road within the period when the stat
ute of limitations does not run, and
then exercising deliberation in dis
missing or quashing the indictments.
Denver, Colo.. Sent. 7. Under or
ders from (ieneral Mark IX Thomas,
of the department of Colorado, Lieu
tenant (ieorge .Spalding is at Raton,
N. M., gathering information in eou
nevtion with the Tucker-Piatt case.
From the fact that his time while
In Katon was spent in the company
of C. M. Frey, brother of Mrs. Myrtle
Piatt, the woman against whom Mrs.
W. F. Tucker and her mother, Mrs.
John A. Logan complained to the war
department, it appears that the de
partment considers there are tw
snles to the Tucker domestic trouble.
When Lieutenant Spalding arrived
In Raton he located C. M. Frey ami
they spent the remainder of the ilav
together. Frey signed a number of
papers supposed to be depositions.
Together the two men called on Mrs.
Plait, who telephoned to her attor
ney as thev left, and when they re
turned in t.ie afternoon a second con
sultation was held.
Mrs. I'latt Is said to have denied
the charges made against her by
W DOES IT COST YOU
111 LIVE UNDER PRESENT
Citizen Reporter Secures Few Statistics
From Reliable Sources on Subject
That Interests Every One-Couple
Saved SI 40 a Year on Income of $60
a Month But Now Earns S75 and
Don't Save a Cent.
INTERESTING SERIES OF ARTICLES ON COST OF LIVING
Brief Table of Prices on a few Staples and Necessities Com
pared With Prices For Same One Year Ago-Department
of Commerce and Labor Investigating Food Trust -How
Little Could You Live on If
Expenditures and How Is Your Money Spent Now?
What does it actually cost you to live?
lo you know?
The Citizen has undertaken to find out. Today appears the first of a
series of articles on the cost of living In Albuqueruqe. These stories are se
cured from persons thoroughly reliable by a member of The Citizen's staff
who has been assigned to find out WHAT IT COSTS TO UVE.
Yesterday The Citizen published a story of statistics from the Iepart
ment of Commerce and Labor at Washington giving the actual expenses of a
clerk rearing a family on $12 a week. That story caused so much comment
that The Citizen has arranged for a series of stories on the work of the De
partment of Commerce and Labor, which Is now investigating In detail the
cost of living.
Incidentally, The Citizen Is endeavoring to find out what It costs to live
In Albuquerque, The Citizen's reporter will endeavor to ascertain the cost
of living to married and unmarried people, young married couples, couples
with children and people having poor, ordinary and moderate Incomes.
When The Citizen makes what you consider an error, tell us. Write us what
It costs you to live, how you arrange your living expenses and some of your
experiences. No. names will be used In these articles, but the facts are
scured fmm persons In position "to know whereof they speak. -
It is paid the price of living has gone up forty per cent In the last year.
Head what your friends and neighbors tell The Citizen about the cost
of living, compare their statements with your own.
What does It cost to live? That's what we want to know. That's
what you want to know. Help us to find out.
(irwHTics Vp 20 lVr Com.
Corn meal, per 100 lbs. 2.50 3.00
liread is no higher than last year
as sold at the local bakeries.
Rutter per pound is live cents
higher than last year, and according
to one merchant, higher than at any
other time In the past twelve years.
The price of milk and cream has
been raised lv some daries, while
others are charging the same price
asked last year. Milk 5 cents a
pint; cream 10 cents a Jar.
Coffee, the best quality, same as
Coffee of cheaper quality Is $2 a
case higher to the merchants, who
have raised the price to the retailer.
Good coffee 40 cents up; lower grades
Sugar is selling at 15 lbs. for $1.
The advance over last year has been
about 5 per cent.
Potatoes, per cwt, in 1906, $2.00;
In 1907, 12.50.
Vegetables, home grown are about
the same as last year. The import
ed vegetables are 10 iwr cent higher.
For Instance, cauliflower, which has
to be shipped in, sold last year for
12 hk cents a pound. This year it
costs 15 cents.
Pickles which could be bought last
year for 35 cents a gallon by the lo
cal merchants now cost 50 cents a
gallon, and the retail price has been
Stilt is higher by 10 per cent.
Oat meal is retailed by the local
merchants at the same price as last
year, but the factories ask 40 cents
a case more for it than last year, the
two companies that manufacture it,
the American Cereal company and
the Great Western Cereal company,
of Chicigo, asking the same price,
which Is $3.60 a case.
Case eggs sold last year for 20
cents. This year they cost 25 cents!
dozen. Ranch eggs 40 cents a i
Lard leads the meat market when
It comes to going up. ,
Lard sold last year for 8 Va cents
and sells today for 1 1 cents. i
Mutton is the only other item in
the meat line that ha taken a raise. '
Mutton which sold for 15 cents last1
year, costs 17 'a cents a pound now .
, Hacnn. per Hi., best quality, hist 1
year is cents; present retail price,
Ham. per It)., best quality, last
year is cents; present retail
Heef and pork are on a par with
the prices of last year, the best cuts,
bringing possibly a slight advance
over the prices of last year.
. $6 .00
. 9. (M
1 9 'i 7 .
9 . " 0
Wood, factory, per' load
3 . 50
Men's clothing, accord1! to
cal merchant who has Just returned
from a visit to the factories, is 20
per cent higher than last year. The
factories are overcrowded with work
and don t care w hether they get any
orders or not
An Albuquerque mer-
at the factory w here
Shawnlt goods are made and found 1
the salesroom closed. He wag told
that no orders would bo accepted
PRICES FOR NECESSITIES?
You Had to Cut Down Your
there for a year. They had all the
business they wanted.
The cost of dry goods and clothing
will be treated more fully In a spec
ial article later.
The following was secured from a
young married man whose Income is
$75 a month. He is a clerk and con
seouentlv he Is compelled to dress
neatly above the average perhaps
of many employes.
He and his wife tried to save not
systematically but In a rough and
ready way. They had never figured
It down to an actual matter of dol
lars ami cents until a Citizen repor
ter asked them for details. Then
they took one week the last week
In August and gave him as nearly as
possible the figures on what It cost
them to live,
They didn't really know where the
money went they knew It took their
whole Income or very nearly all or 11
They had not considered why. After
they had studied over their expenses
for the week, the young man said.
"One week's expenses prove how
easily one can spend money and still
have little to show for It. Take the
last week in August for Instance
During the week we spent 50 cents
for bread and buns, which Included
five loaves of bread and two and a
half dozen buns.
"The next big item is meat, and
as both my wile and 1 are hearty
eaters, we spent an average of 20
cents per day for meat, or $1.40 for
"For milk and cream, which In
cludes one bottle of milk and thret
of cream during the week, we spent
65 cents. For coffee, of which we use
good quality, our weekly figure was
40 cents, and for sugar
.My wife bought an average of
j one cake per day from a neighboring
I bakery during that week, which
'amounted to $1.05 for the week.
"For fruit we spent about $1.00,
mil our daily vegetable supply we
averaged 15 cents of $1.05 for the
w ei k.
"Then for little accessories, which
we lulled sundries we spent another
"our fuel royt us just .'tie cart
wheel that week, and we pay 25
cents per week for light. Our laun
dry bill was $1.75 and as we pay $10
per month for rent, about $2.50 Is
the right figure for one week's use
of the room we call "our's."
Take it All.
"That takes up Just $12.K0 of my
hard earned cash, and as my salary
about $ 1 s per week. It
ii. e $5.20 for clothing, etc.
"During that week my wife was
forced to buy nearly 18. "0 worth of
clothing which left me SO cents to
the bad for the week, but our cloth
ing bill averages only about 1 per
mouth, which let's us out about even
for liie period.
"I tliinic this week is lust an aver
age week. Of course some T.eeks w e
will spend a few dollars less an.
other weeks a few dollars more
which make it come out about
"I h ue never given the matter of
whit il cist us to live very serious
consideration. That is I tried to
manage well but I did not keep
books on our expenditures or did not
worry particularly over the matter,
"I married on a salary of sixty dol-
lars a month and during the first year
we saved $140. That, I think, iiui
the only year we really saved. We
wanted some day to own r house and
it was towards that end that we be
gan to nave. I know thil living ex
penses tr-en were considerable cheap
er. In addition, we had no clothing
to buy that first year, both of us hav
ing a sufficient supply with the ex
ception of a few small articles.
"We had no systematic way of sav
ing that Is like most young people,
we did not try to save a certain sum
each month but we put by a dollar
here and there as we found we cnuUl.
We thought we were saving and we
were on a small scale.
How Tlicy Munngivl.
"We started housekeeping the
first yeRr of our married life. We
paid $1 rent for a small four-roomed
house which I furnished comfort
ably on savings I made before we
were married. That left me without
CHpltal. We spent most of our even
ings at home we had few acquaint
ances In the city and we spent little
for entertainment. Thut was a email
Item, but looking back I see where it
Friend Cost Money.
"Friends cost money to the man on
a small salary. Not that we would
trade our friends for what they cost
us but It all counts up. We like to
play cards. It Is our only amuse
ment and when we have a few
friends in for a game the refresh
ments cost us 50 or 60 cents, light a
mall sum and etc. Add this several
times a week to your expense ac
count and you know what your
friends cost you reduced to dollars
and cents. Ry this I do not mean
to say it offsets the pleasure of good
friends. Then when you go calling
in return, there is generally some
small expense a bit of something to
brighten up your wife's dress, a new
tie for yourself perhaps a new hat,
your shoes need shining or something
of that nature.
"We do not dress extravagantly. I
have a suit that I wear nn state oc
casions Sunday, evenings and holi
days. I have one good ousiuess suit
and when it is being mended, 1 have
a combination coat and trousers and
other remnants of old suits which 'I
can wear and still appear neat and
tidy. 1 press my own clothing.
"It costs more to dress my wife be
comingly than it does myself. Not
that she wears better clothes thun 1
do but women's clothing Is higher
and they require more clothing than
a man proportionately. At least we
found It so. Feminine attire requires
a number of fancy articles that cost
His General Idea.
"What does It cost you io live ac
cording to a rough estimate?" he
was asked. The reply was:
"The greatest expense Is food.
This approximates about one third
of my wages; rent consumes one
sixth of my Income and, as you may
well be surprised, laundry costs al
most another sixth. T'tese three
items consume twp thlr-f my sal
ary. Clothing for the year takes an
other sixth and this leaves one sixth
left for the payment of $42 a year
tor insurance presniums, JS a. year
for lodge fees and all other expenses
and amusements and incidentals.
"Such are our expenses at present
though we do not live iu the three
room cottage any more. W'e kept
house in an establishment of our own
only a little over a year, then we
stored our furniture and it is still In
storage. The reason we broke up
housekeeping was that my wife was
called to her home on account of the
Illness uf a member of her family
and was compelled to stay away four
months. When she returned we
started to boarding. We secured a
room for $10 a mouth and got pretty
good table board for the two of us
for $10 a week. Thus our actual ex
penses for living was $50 a month.
Alter living in this manner Tor a
few months we found that as far as
saving money was concerned that we
had Just about as much as before,
which was little enough, but we grew
tired of boaruing and tried another
scheme. We secured a room In a
house where we were permitted the
use of the kitchen for light cooking.
Here we paid $10 a month for our
accommodations and had the extra
expense of fuel and table laundry.
We save on our food bill a little, but
we live better and are niof satisfied.
As for saving any money that still
seems to be an impossibility. Occas
ionally a few extra dollars accumu
late and we begin to congratulate
ourselves that we will have a sur
plus at the end of the year, but such
a thing never happens fur some
friend of ours happens to get mar
ried at about that time and we must
buy a wedding present, or some acci
dent takes place, or one of us takes
sii k and the doctor takes the surplus
und a little more besides which must
be paild later.
Not Saving Now.
"As I said before we don't pretend
to be economlcally-mlnded, and In
this respect we resemble the great
majority of wage earners. We would
like to save money, but we don't like
to worry about It. We know we could
lay by at least a hundred dollars a
year if we exerted oiir-elves, but we
don't exert. We move In the lit f
the least resistance an 1 we try to be
happy without being mean. We have
friends who are ntu.ited financially
about us we are who save money and
they are hospitable people and all
that, but do you know that I cannot
enter the house of a particular one of
these friends without hiving the feel
ing that I am em roarliing upon his
bank account. To know he is scrap
ing to save a certain amount every
year takes aw ay my cn.i ynit lit f his
"To be honest, I do ;i it know what
ii Is actually costing u- to live except
that it takis all I ean: on my pres
et! talary. I never gave the matter
much thought- that is. In an Item
ized way. 1 think the figures I gave
for that one week in August are a
pretty fair simple of ; . our ex
"I know that althon-li we have
apparently le.-s expi i - ami $ 1 .", a
month larger Income. we are spending-
more money now thun the first
year we wire inarrb . I am going
to watch oLr expeh-lii ares and see
wh-re our greatest expense actually
mys omi: siioi i.i
Ai.ii itini: s iiti i i '.
Xew York, Sept. 7. President and
Mrs. Itoosevell visited a riding acad
emy near here yesterd iy and th
president expresseu himself in favor
clas. Archie and (iije itln Itoosevell
took part iu the revie-. The girls
In the class rude astride and the
president enres.-e.i himself In favor i
of this method of ridlnic for women.
Cleveland Police Believe This
Woman Shot Her Husband
hV if 41 r
S 1 :
Mrs. John J. riiilliiM, Wife, of Uto Clubman Who Was Murdered Darkly In
Ills Own Home.
WIFE'S PECULIAR STORY
Clubman Shot In His Own
House. Presumably by
PROBABLY KILLED BY
SOMEONE IN HIS FAMILY
Cleveland, O., Sept. 7. Dark and
mysteriously are the circumstances
surrounding the death of John J.
l'htllijis, clubman and until very re
cently a wealthy coal operator.
When he was shot in the back of
the neck at 1 o'clock in the morning,
dying five hours later, his wife, Mrs.
Charlotte 1'hilllps, told the physician,
the chief of police and tho coroner
that he was a victim of burglars.
These ofllclals, after a hasty Inves
tigation, rejected the burglar theory
and declared that I'hllliis had com
mitted suicide, bu the autopsy swept
away both theories, and it was im
mediately announced that Phillips
was murdered not for robbery, but
in all probability, by an enemy in
his own house.
Phillips was shot In the back of
the neck as he was ascending a
starway. His niece and adopted
daughter, Kthel Clark, who had been
awakened by the wild electrical
storm then raging, witnessed the
Hash of the revolver.
No physician was called for three
hours, and even when one arrived
Phillips objected to his presence.
The police and coroner were noti
fied only after strong objections on
the part of Mrs. Phillips.
It was more than half an hour af
ter the shooting, he says, before It
occurred to her to open the front
door and cry for help. Nobody re
sponded. The physician w ho w as finally sum
moned lives only three doors away.
Mrs. Phillips' excuse for not calling
him sooner was that she could not
find his telephone number.
Mrs. PhllllHt declined to testify
before the coroner until after she
had consulted a lawyer. Her testi
mony was given reluctantly, and she
accused the coroner of attempting
to bulldoze her. Her statement dif
fered materially at several points
from that of her niex-e.
Hotli stated that after the shoot
ing tiny saw a strange man stand
ing outside rhe house.
Sheriff McUorray was called Into
consultation with Deputy Coroner
Hotn k. and an arrest is expected at
an early date.
Chicpee, Mass. Sept. 7. The first
football accident of the .eason occur-
red here within one minute of the
beginning of the first practice game
yesterday. The collar bone of Fred
ijrigg-1, of the Chieoiiee high school
eleven, was broken in a miss play.
Ml.0 A1EY OF
lioton, Ma.'H Sept. 7. Hew yuil
lln Spiu n. U. 1).. missionary for the
I'niversalist church, well known In
the denomination throughout the
count ry, died at his home at Medford
Hillside lu.it night, aged 6i.
KILLED RIS WEE AND
CUT HIS OWN
Chicago Broker Found Un
conscious Beside Her
NO REASON KNOWN
FOR HIS ACTION
Chicago, 111., Sept. 7. Mrs.
M lelsh. U'lfn if u a'aullhu , i ,1
broker, was found murdered In her
home at 423 Davis street In Kvans-
ton early today. Her husband with
his throat cut was found unconscious
on the lloor of the bedroom in which
tne body of tho woman was lvlng.
t i opinion 01 tne ponce mat
Ush murdered his wife and then at -
tempted to commit suicide. He has
not yet recovered consciousness. The
cause of the tragedy is not known.
Mrs. Fish had been shot and mutilat
ed horribly with a cleaver. Fish re
cently retired from business on ac
count of poor health and was subject
to fits of despondency.
They Jiutl QuamMUnl.
Parties living In the adjoining
nouse8 heard Ush and his wife last
night in a violent altercation in which
he called her many vile names and
declared he would kill her. No rea
son for his quarrelling Is known, as
the woman was of quiet disposition
and seldom received any visitors, and
never had any scandal attached to
Mrs. Fish wag a favorite In the
neighborhood owing to her charlta,b!e
nature and the fact thai she h:nl been
naiure anu ins iaci mat sne nan oeen
muiucicu muiiru uuiiuHi ta riot uiiioiik
her friends, who insisted that Fish
had killed her and that her murder
muni be avenged.
SAYS WIFE IS TO
Declares Mrs. Earle Urged
Her to Wed Socialist
New York. .Sept. 7. Julia Kutt
ner. the young woman whom Ferdi
nand Finney Karle, the artist social
ist, is to niariv after a divorce shall
have been granted to his wife Is
quoted In an interview today as say
ing: "I arn not an Interloper and Mrs.
1 U, martyr. This day I
! w,'u1,1 Ifladly glye him up for duty's
! .although he is the only man I
ever loved, if his wife would con
sent, but she will not. It was she
who urged me to trv to fill the need
in his life which she udmits she had
been unable to meet."
Miss Kultner is now- in retirement
Iu the Orange mountains with
1 ill I W II to Pilot's.
Hostov-on-lhe-Iion. liussla, Sept.
7. Six men were blown to pieces by
I lie accidental discharge of tw o
PEOPLE PAY ENORMOUS
TRIBUTE TO EOOD
Dishonest Corporations Tak
ing Advantage of Inventions
Are Responsible For
Consumer. Tied Body and Soul
Must Pay Prices Demanded by
Great Monopoly or Starve.
Uncle Sam Preparing
Washington, D. C, Sept. 7. In Its
work of gathering figures concern
ing the Increased co;t of living, tho
bureau of statistics of the United
States government Is gradually un
folding the responsibility for the
great increase In the cost of living
today, and why it is that the poor
mar. finds hlmseir getting "poorer,"
in the midst of good times.
The department will announce
within a short time that the trusts
and the verv rich are eating up the
poor man's share of the great pros
perity. That's the simple truth.
Many people like to sidestep this
fact. But that is useless. Trusts
are 'soulless." They are economic
entitles. They are the "creatures of
law." They are endowed with all the
intelligence of their creators, all the
shrewdness, all the craft, all the
greed; and thev lack all the rest
They lack all that makes their mak
tld Storage Trust.
There Is a cold storage trust. Take
that as a sample. See what it does.
I-iess than 10 years ago eggs entered
Into the diet of the poor. During
the summer eggs were plentiful, with
prices at 10 and 12 cents a dozen,
or lower. So of chickens.
What has happened? Invention
produced cold storage. The trust (In
this case, the Armour . and, jrtliej
trusts) saw the opportunity. liggs
and chickens could be preserved evert
for years. Hah! Then we can buy
cheap and sell high, the trust mag
nates said. We can absorb all that
are u,1er.V keen team off the mar
ket until we get ready to sell, ar.l
get our price. That's what has hap
pened. That's why you pay the en
ormous prices you are paying today.
Hy col storage methods the retail
price of eggs is kept between 25 and
80 cents in summer and 35 to 50
cents In winter.
Answer Is found in the United
states bureau of labor's studies In
! the cost of living. The poor don't
eat egga- Tney eat chicken much
iena unen tnau tney iormeriv aid.
I peoPle f medium means who do eat
I ? g8a are PavlnK tribute at 40 per cent
""crease to tne cold storage trust.
Biislnotts and Cliarlty.
Oo ask the cold storage trust If
It is not sorry for poor people who
no longer can eat eggs. What would
, be the reply? Ask Mr. Armour. Jr..
ask the secretary of the Armour
. company, or the Armour rerrireraKxt
car lines. What will thev sav?
"It Is all due to an economic law.
It la supply and demand. We are
In business. One cannot confuse
business with charity. We have
nothing to do with the poor. They
must take care of themselves."
And the trust goes on perfecting
its monopoly of the refrigerated rail-
road cars, storage plants In great
markets like Chicago, New York,
Kansas City, etc.; goes on adding a
commission business to its storage
and carrying business; absorbing the
poultry, eggs and the vegetable sup
ply from the farm country through
which its cars travel; locking them,
up in nuge cold warehouses, and
1 holding them there until they can
v.,,.i - ,.. ,
exact their enormous margin of trl
Scuulu Yaket I'p.
That is what one food trust is do
ing. Jn Seattle the people have
awakened to It. The city council has
created a great free market place.
I anu invites the farmer to come In
: and sell direct. Hut Seattle is about
the only city which is ulive to the
The poor man can scarcely afford
beef nowadays. The pike is nearly
1 prohibitive. The reason Is well
I known. The methods of the beef
trust were exploited in the action be
gun by Attorney (ieneral Moody two
j years ago in Chk ag and defeated
i by the ruling of a system-made
Judge. Having killed local competi
tion the trust makes the price of beef
anu otner meats what they want.
And remember this the cold stor
age trust Is only the beef trust under
There are other trusts to which
the poor man pay-, tribute--of ten
without knowing it. Xho ljuUier,
iron, glass and bill ling ti ides trusts
exact their tribute In the form of
rent. The poor man Is not building
houses himself: but his landlord is.
And bis landlord pays more for all
those building material.-, owing ti
the unduly high prices forced by the
combinations which ileal In them.
So he raises the rent. He says he
The woman who g ie.i tile t .irt
to buy a spool of cotton thread n
pays six or seven cents instead of
four or five. This raise is due I the
There Is magnificent liJustry com-
her 'n UP I" t,,e I'nite.i States '.v. can
; ning and preserving vegetables and
! fruit; an Industry protected by a hinh
j tariff and founded on child and wo
men labor. This industry Is doing.
In part, w hut the cold storage trm'.
(t'oiiltiiui-tl on PiiKc l ive.)