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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, December 29, 1911, Image 2

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offices over to those of he Ken
wood company, -and rake in the
The aKenwood company is or
ganized for $14,000. Its annual
profits are between $4,000,000
and- $5,000,000. That's about
1,000 jier cent profit a week.
Needless to say-there are no
outsiders holding stock in the
Kenwood company. Which
shows the difference between a
little private concern .of the pack
ers, and anything they are will
ing t6 let the public in on.
The question raised by the ob
jection of the defense goes fats
deeper than the Kenwood com
pany. v
According to the government,
exactly the same methods as haveJ
1een used to conjure away Beef
Trust -profits m thfe Kenwood
case, Tiave been used in every
bther collateral industry con
trolled by the packers.
Only the packers themselves
and their attorneys know how
extensive these collateral indus
tries are. They include "refriger
ator transportation, the leather
industry and half a dozen others.
Attorney John Barton Payne
sam inai io permit tne aumission
of evidence regarding the Ken
wood company would be prepos
terous, as the indictments against
the packers charge only a mo
nopoly in the fresh meat busi
ness, -whereas the Kenwod com
pany was engaged solely in the
oleo 6il trade.
Which would lead the average
person to believe that the pack
ers have been arranging their
business with a view to the pres
ent investigation from the time of
the organization of the Kenwood
cpmpany in 1900.
Attorney John Jv Miller, also
for the packers, followed Payne
with more arguments. He said
that if the Kenwood company is
permitted to figure in the trial
the packers might also'be held for
holding conferences regarding
the wages they were willing to
pay their employes.
Which, perhaps, mightn't be
such a bad idea, by the way. Per-
haps the people might then get a
plain answer as to why laboring
men have to form themselves in
to unions to protect their rights
and get decent living wages.
After listening to the per-
fervid arguments of Payne and
Miller for four solid hours, Judge
Carpenter ruled.'that there was
no question before the court, and
ordered the examination of Al
bert H. "Veeder to proceed.
( Judge Carpenter took the stand
tliat he could not rule upon so
abstract a question as thatraised
by the packers, just because it
was so abstract. He said he
would rule "upon objections to
specific questions as they were
put tQ thcwitnesses only.
Veeder was then recalled, and
the government announced that
it had, no further questions to
ask him.
Attorney George T. Bucking
ham, for' the defense, began the
cross examination of Veeder.
Buckingham began at the point
where thf packers entered into
negotiations with Kuhn, Loeb &

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