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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, May 07, 1912, Image 4

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and, regis.t?l;ed & the (?reat
Noriern hotel.
It "understood that theTeason
for Lynch's presence in Chicago
is to attend the meeting o the lo
cal typograhpical union tonight
and hold it in line for the publish
ers. The majority of the, printers
now m Chicago wish to strike in
sympathy with the pressmen and
in protest against wprking under
police protection, jike criminals.
Only the international officers
are holding thembgck.
Lynch is a close friend of Freel.
will get THE benefit.
It is to weep:
United -States District Attorr
ney Wilkerson -says he is going to
file suit for 'the dissolution of the
Beef Trust. T " "
Wilkerson. seemed to labor un
der the delusion that .there was
something in .this news that
ought to make the people real
happy when he made the- an
nouncement' this morning. '
; It didtft make us happy: WeTve
had a. bad case of the glooms ever
since we heard the news, for we
remember' what happened to-the
-Standard Oil and Tobacco Trusts
after a paternal and kindly gov
ernment "dissolved" them-
We remember that shares of
Standard Oil and Tobacco Went
up m price immediately, and we
are painfully aware that oil has
increased 1 cent a gallon in price
since that "dissolution."
Therefore it is fair to presume I
that if Wilkerson qarries, out Jus
threat shares in Armour, Morris,
Swift, Tilden and the rest of the
Beef Hogs gang, will go up, and
that Chicago housewives will dis
cover they have only begun to
learn how high meat can go.
But Wilkerson. doesn't care
1'not a "whpqp- He failed in His
.1 . r .!.- Tille
criminal prpsecuiipn 01 ic dwj.
Trust, so now he's taken the bit
bejween his, teeth and run away
wifh hjmseljL '
.And he's bound. and deter
mined to dp somethifig. tto that
trust,, even if it's only- dissolving
it and increasing th'eprfce of
Wilkerson made the announce
ment he was drawing up the dis
solution suit (sounds like some
thing to do with pajamas, doesn't
it?) this .morning, and added that "
if the National Packing Company
would, kindly dissolve itself he
Wouldn't file the suii
. It seems the poking truSt
hogs have been making proposals
Jo the government (th packing
trust hogs haveheen flirting with
Miss Columbia for most 25 years,
jt's high time they wetepropos
ingsomethihg) and folding con
toronres "with the government.
And generally acting skittish, but
not aping anyunng.
Now Wilkerson is peeved and
ts trninp- to ".dissolve' the Beef-
Trust heaven lielp Us poor conf
A strike of all the teamsters in, -CifcflP-a
in svmoathv with the
striking freight handlers prob
able tomorrow.

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