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BUTTER AND EGG BOARD,
I The Chicago Butter and Egg
Board has been plucking the
farmer with one hand while the
otnePwas digging in the ppckets
of the jChicago consumers.
That much already has been
shown -in the proceedings of the
government "against the board.
, The game was as neat a little
piece of "con work'' as ever John
Di Rockefeller thought up, , and
the evidence' already has startled
Here is what was done
i The Sutter and Egg Board
represented the big wholesale
merchants of South Water street.
The members met every day,
and fixed a "quotation" price for
butter and eggs.
' They publish this "quota
Then they bought up all the
butter and eggs from the farmers,
on, a basis of a reasonable profit,
supposing they were going to sell
the butter and eggs to retailers
at the "quotation" prices.
Having cornered the market,
they sold the butter and eggs to
the retailers at from one to four
cents above ' the "quotation"
Neat, isn't it?
The farmers get stung. The
retailers get stung. The retailers
in turn sting the consumer1:, and
the members of the Chicago But
ter and Egg Board grow fat' and
It wiH be remembered that
when the. first cold wave struck
Chicago this year, bringing its
trail "of death"" and suffering, the
prices "oTKufteFand" eggs'sudden
Jy and unaccountably jumped.
s You see why ribw, don't you?
The wholesale 'firms, which!
were named before the' Master in
Chancery as being responsible for
this "con" gatne, were first and
foremost, twofold friends:
Swift!" & Co. and Armour 8f Co. !
Officer, they're in again !
The other firms were: Wayne
& Dow; C H. Weaver & Co.;
Coyne, Bros., (appropriate, isn't
it?); Goldenberg Bros.; Geo. W,
Linn & Son; Merrill & Eldridge;
R. Mangan & Co.'; Callagher
Bros.; A. H. Barber & Co.; John
R. Deisher & Co., and C. Decker,
The government demands that
the "fixing prices"- Board be dissolved.
Egg-laying contest-begins "No
vember lstr All America, China,
Japan, Australia, Africa and Eu
rope in it Going to find out best
breeds, best feed, best housing.
Then hear us jcackle!
Six years ago Louisiana didn't
raise enough corn for her own
use. Now she has enough ex
port. If all the states grow like
that, the -starvation question
looks pretty far off.
NEW TALES FOR OLD
There was a man in our town,
And he was wonderous'wise,
He jumped into, a bramble bush,
And scratched a -mosquito bite.