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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 16, 1911, Image 19

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We must stop the prosecution
of the Beef Trust!
There's nothing else to it !
J. Ogden Armour, the aristocratic-head
of the trust, whose
first name is one of life's little
mysteries, has explained why.
He has "granted an interview"
'BW' " " i
J. Ogden Armour.
"to the press. (If you will look at
the Chicago dailies, you will see
that this phrase is correct. J. Og
den was not "interviewed." He
"granted an interview" like the
czar does.)
The cause of J. Ogden's con
descension was the news1 that the
British- government has decided
not to deal with. men indicted on
a criminal charge to-wit, the
Chicago packers.
It was this calamity, which
means a loss of trade valued at
$15,000,000 a year to the packers,
(that caused J. Ogden to forget his
aristocratic pose for a moment,
and try hard to Be human.
With sorrow in his voice, and
tears in his eyes, J. Ogden an
nounces thaf the refusal of the
British government to deal with
the indicted packers, means a
great loss to the - American
1 It -isn't the Beef Trust that is
going to he hurt. Oh, no ! It is
the American , farmer, to whom
the Beef Trust has been a sort of
mother for. many years.
The Beef Trust has nursed the'
American farmer, and increased
the prosperity of the American:
farmer, and "generously paid him
awfully high prices for his cattle
and sheep and hogs that is, thd
Beef Trust has done this if you
listen to J. Ogden Armour.
The last American farmer wd
heard talking 'on tne subject re
f erred to the jBeef Trust and J
Ogden unfeelingly-and with bad
language. But he was an ignorant'
man, and could: not be ,expected
to understand the great good the
Beef Trust has done him.
You see how it is, don't you.
The government prosecution o
the Beef Trust has caused the
British government. to refuse to
accept bids from the Beef Trust.
This, as J; Ogden -Armour so'
feelingly explains; is' going to be
a greaV brow to the American
So, obviously, here is only one
thing to' do. -We must stop the
prosecution of the Beef Trust tq
save the American farmer.

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