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"A Menace to Cities" (Prof. Few
senden)-Prover i False Opin
Editor The Herald and News:
Setting aside assertions, the only
argument of the professor in ")A
Menace to Cities" is as follows: "A.
danger which is always associated
with the ownerahip of industrial un
dertakings is that the capital in
vested may ,e lost through the de
velopment of new and oheapeL
methods and processes."
This might pass for a mere opin
ion were it not backed by an illis
tration, which places it under eon
sideration, viz: "The Carnegie cm
pany is reported, coreetly it is be
lieved, to have scrapped on one oc
casion more than $1,000,000 worth
of new machinery which had never
A pertinent question suggeits it
self right here: Mr. Carneg hav
ing suffered such loss, did he keep
on spending more money just for
the fun of it? Or did it not pay to
keep up the enterprise? Where
Mr. C. loses one million he makes
other millions. Then why should it
not pay a city to pursue exactly
the same plan and not suffer finan
eially. It would require a very
large city, e. g. New York, etc., to
own plants comparable to Mr.
Carnegie's,-ever to encounter such
a loss as that, and smaller towns
much less (if ever).
Again, the neccessity does not ex
ist for a city to throw away (scrap,
any new machinery estimated to do
its work efficiently. Not so with
Mr. Carnegie who was in competi
tion with others; for if he did not
have the latest improvements he
could be undersold and put out of
business. A city working a plant
for itself alone could afford to de
lay getting the latest improvements.
Notwithstanding the force of bis
latter consideration, it fortunately
happens that we know of a munici
pality that did precisely 'as Mr.
Carnegie is represented. It was
Holyoke, Massachusetts. At the
same time affording an illustration
of perfect success, and excelling in
efficiency of its lighting and electric
power plant all the privately owned
plants in Massachusetts.
Th facts were given to the public
in the Thrice-a-Week World (N. Y.)
of Jan. 9. 1907. Nearly a column was
taken up with it-a few extracts
only can be given in our space. It
is of Holyoke, M.assachutsetts as
"Under corporate ownership
which terminated in November, 1902,
the city of Holyoke paid $100.00
per year for an arc street light
eosts the city now $60 per arc ih
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Here's the Proof.
Mr. L. ROLAND, Bishop of Scran
ton, Pa. says:- " On the 7th of
this present month, as I was leaving
the building at noon for lunch, I
slipped and fell, spraining my wrist.
I returned in the afternoon, and at
four o'clock I could not hold a pen
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later and purchased a bottle of
and used it five or six times before
I went to bed,'and the next day I
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3. H Dr. Earl S. Sloan,
" To corporations and individuals
the city of Holyoke furnishes elec
tricity for heat, light or power, at
a lower price than prevails in any
other New England city or town."
"The record of the past year ia
the more noticeable because the
concessions to users of gas and
electricity, instead of being made
possible by pulling, hauling and
straining, are merely a conservative
reflection of the splendid manage
ment of the gais and electricity
"Four years ago against the pro
tests of powerful interests, Holyoke
took over the gas and electricity
plaits-paying there4or approA!-1
mately $1,000,000. The cost would
have been less than $400,000, but
Massachisetts' laws are not favor
able to pu,blic ownership." We see
then $600,000 "scrapped" at the
very start. Besides which note the
"The city was obliged to pay the
corporations more than $500,000 for
franchises which had been granted
by the city without monetary con
sideration." Another "serap" to
begin with, making one of more than
$1,100,000. This beats Carnegle's
and that too by a city of less than
50,000 population. But that was
" The case had been in law sev
eral years, in which time the corpor
ate ownership of the plants had let
them deteriorate to an extent which
necessitated replacing immediately
inach of the equipment which the
city was forced to buy at an exorbi
tant price." Making in all the
equivalent of "scrapping" to the
extent of about one and a half
Where then is the. profeesior's
"Menace to Cities" because of
having to buy new machinery at
times? Holyoke has burst the ar
gument as a bubble! And notwith
standing the enormous unnecessary
expenses incurred by the opposition
of the corporations and the mayor
and the State, splendid success fol
lowed, and with cheaper service to
"In a general way the results of
the past year may be summarized
by stating that after paying all ex
penses, meeting interest on- bonded
indebtedness, setting aside the re
quired amount in the sinking .fund,
adding thousands of dollars worth
of new equipment, and making due
allowance for depreciation, t'h(re
remains a considerable sum, which
for want of more urgent regaike
men.ts, has been set aside as profit
" Thus far as to benefits to the
public at large, but the motst beau
tiful feature is left for the last, it
stands out in bold relief against the
greed of the privately owned, to wit:
" The laborers of the 'department
reieeivevd $2.00 for an eight hour
day, where corporate management
paid $1.50 for a ten hour day.''
Holyoke presents a graphic pic
ture of the superiority of public ser
vice, with the incentive of duty, over
corporate management with the
"incentive of great profits.''
BEE~F T3UST INDICTED.
Meat Barons to Be Tried for Ohdat
ing the Puiblic.-6 Packing
Concerns and 21 Packers.
Nels York, Februaairy 25.--fhg
Beef Trust of the United States,
embracing six great packing compa
nies and twenty-one packers, sev
eral of them mu.lti-millionaires, so
eially and industrially prominent,
were indicted by a grand jury in
Hudson county to-day, charged with
conspiracy in limiting the supply of
meat and poultry.
The indictment is drawn under the
law of New Jersey, which provides,
upon conviction-, a maximum penal
ty of three years in the penitentiary
or a $1,000 fine, or both. The of
fence is extraditable, which means
that practically all the meat barons
of this country must either success
fully escape extradition or come to
Jersey City for trial.
Pierre Garven, the public prose
entor of Hud&son county, annou.n
eed to-night that he would forth
with notify the defendants of the
indictment, and would be ready to
force eidradition in every ease
where the individual concerned is
not willing to face trial voluntarily.
None, he says, will be spared. The
deefndants as named are as follows:
Corporations--The National Pack
ing Company, Armour & Co., Swift
& Co., Morris & Co., Hammond Pack
ing Company, C. H. Hammond & Co.
Individuals-J. -Ogden Armour, A.
Watson Armour, Louis F. Swift,
Edward F. Swift. Charles H. Swift,
Edward Morris, Ira Morris, Arthur
Mkr, Ewa Tien, L. A. Car
ton, Thomas E. Wilson, Thomas J.
Conners, F. A. Fowler, L. H. Hey
man, James E. Bathgate, Jr., George
J. Edward&, Frederick B. Cooper, D.
E. Hartwell, Henry B. Darlington,
A. A. Fuller, Lemuel C. Patterson.
Morris Tried to Escape.
Ira N. Morris sent a lawyer to
Jersey City this week from Chi.ca
go to inform Prosecuter Garven that
he had retired from the directorate
of Morris & Co., but nevertheless
he was indicted.
Frederick B. Cooper, James *E.
Bathgate, George J. Edwards, D. E.
Hartwell, H. B. Darlington and A.
A. Fuller are 6aid to be officers and
Eastern agents of the National Pack
ing Company, while the others
named are either -directors or offi
cers or former directors or officers
of the National Packing Company.
Capiases for the arrest of all the
defendants will be issued immedi
ately, and the grand jury will re
sume ite investigations on Wednes
day next. Cooper is the New Jer
sey manoger for Swift & Co.
The indictment which bristles in
its arraignment of the men named,
also refers to "divers others" as be
ing responsible. These, however, are
HANGED AT LEXINGTON
The Negro, "Coot" Lever, Execu
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Lexington, Fob. 25.-Declaring
that the judge, jury and solicitor
that tried his eaise will see their
mistake in the day of judgment
"Coot" Lever, who was convicted
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