Investigation of the Packers
Very general Interest has been man
Ifested in the government investiga
tion now in progress into the mode ol
conducting business by the large pack
ers located in Chicago and elsewhere.
Much has been written upon the al
leged illegal and improper modes o!
business procedure connected with the
packing industry but it seems that so
far no definite charge of any kind has
been sustained and no proof of illegal
or inequitable methods has been dis
closed to the public. While a wave of
severe criticism of this great indus
trial interest is now passing over the
country it might be well to remember
that the packers have had as yet no
opportunity to make specific denial,
the many indefinite charges of wrong
doing having never been formulated
so that a categorical answer' could be
The recent report of Commissionet
Garfield, which embodied the results
of an official investigation undertaken
by the Department of Commerce and
Labor of the United States, was a vin
dication of the Western packers, but
this result having been unexpected at
tempts in many quarters to discredit it
In view of the situation as it now
stands, however, attention may proper
ly be called to a few facts that owing
to popular clamor are now being ap
parently overlooked. Fair treatment
in (his country has heretofore been ac
corded to all citizens whose affairs as
sume prominence in'"the public eye and
some of the facts that bear upon the
relation of the packers to the com
merce of the country may at this time
be- briefly alluded to. It would be
difficult to estimate the benefits gained
by the farmers of the country result
ing from the energetic enterprise of
the packers, for whatever is of benefit
to the farmer Is a gain to the entire
commerce of the -country. And con
nected with their continuous aggres
sive. work no feature perhaps has been
more important than their efforts in
seeking outlets all over the world for
the surplus products of the farmer.
Our total exports of agricultural prod
ucts have gained but little in the past
twenty years, and leaving out corn,
the total of all other farm products
was fafr less in 1903 than in 1891. But
in packing house products there was
considerable gain during this period,
because an organized and powerful
force has been behind them seeking
new and broader markets.
Besides the benefits reaped by farm
ers on account of the enterprise and
energy exercised by the packers in at
taining commercial results by foreign
trade, the great development in the
manufacture of packing house by-prod
ucts has added enormously to the
value of all live stock raised in the
United States. The waste material of
twenty years ago. then an expense to
the packer, is now converted into ar
ticles of great value, and, as an eco
nomic fact, this must correspondingly
Increase the value to the farmer of
every head of cattle marketed at the
numerous stockyards of the country.
Let these facts be remembered while
now it is so popular to regard the
great packing industry as deserving of
condemnation. At least it must be ad
mitted that, so far, there is no ade
quate reason for the almost unani
mous howl that may be heard every
where in the face of the Garfield re
port above alluded to which practical
ly exonerates the packers from the ob
scure and indefinite charges that have
been, for some time past made the sub
ject of popular comment. American
.. Delivered Them "C. O. D."
"How did you get on with your writ
ten examinations?" inquired a Gentile
friend of a young Hebrew who had
been undergoing the ordeal prescribed
for those who present themselves for
the Jewish rite of confirmation.
"Pretty good," replied the boy. "But
I don't feel quite sure of all my an
"What, for instance?"
"Why, that one, 'How did Moses de
liever the children of Israel?'
"Did you answer it?"
"Oh, yes, I answered it."
"What did you say?"
"C. O. D."—New York Times.
Cannot Reduce a Rate.
It is stated in Washington, that
under the Townsend rate bill, if
rate is fixed by the Commission it
cpnnot be lowered by a railroad.
Should an emergency arise calling for
a decreased rate, the railroads or
shippers would have to appeal again
.to the Commission, there being no
latitude allowed, whatever the cir*
cvimstances. Hitherto a maximum
rale has been the rule, but no such
concession is made under the pro
Poser For His Mother.
A New Thought mother who lives
In Lakewood, N. J., was putting her
precocious small boy to bed, and giv
ing him his evening thought.
"Now, you must remember, Ch «rli6
that all is love and harmony, all is
love and harmony that you are filled
with harmony, and must be happy."
"SJamma," said the small boy, sleep
ily. "how can I be filled with hominy,
when we didn't have any hominy for
Ma.Would Like to Know.
A teacher in the North end was try
ing to explain the meaning of the word
"recuperate" to one of the pupils.
"Now, Willie," said she, "if youi
father worked hard all day he would
be tired and worn out, wouldn't he?'
"Then when night comes and his
work is over for the day, what does he
"That's what ma wants to know."
In the Fifth Avenue. Parade.
Respectable Deacon—I wish that
young Canon Mayberry weren't oblig
ed to preach to such a small congrega
Frivolous Widow—So do I. Evcrj
time he said "Dearly beloved" this
morning I felt as if I received a
We had passed ov.t of the channel
and were heading southwest bound on
our long voyage to the Pacific. Just
as night fell one of those sudden ac
cidents occurred which mark the'nar
row boundary between life and death
with the sailor. The mate had ser.t
a man, Adolf Svendser. by name, out
on the jib boom on a minor duty ami
by some means he lost his hold and
fell. Life preservers were thrown
over but the man seemed to make no
effort to save himself and was drawn
under by the suction of the vessel and
lost before a boat could be lowered.
Tfie misfortune cast a gloom over the
crew for death is vciy impressive to
the few men cooped up between the
rails of a ship, and so:r.e
I am not superstitious, but the earn
estness of his speech and the utter
silence of the sea made me look fear
"The dead never come back," I said,
but not very assuredly.
We took a turn or two along the
deck he still grasping my arm and say
"Hi wish Hi was in Svendsen's
place," he said, suddenly, "then Hi'd
be hout of the trouble that's to come/'
The manner of the man made my
"What's the matter, Mr. Owens?" 1
"Hi've no wife nor child," he said,
but Hi've a sister that Hi've taken
'"Ave you seen Svendsen?" he asked
in a strained voice.
•are hof since she was a kid. She
married Jack Porter, as good a sea
man as ever cussed a sogerin' sailor,
who's now mate hof the Skylark.
They've a nice little 'ome in South
'ark and she's a kid that's just begin
nin' to talk. Hof course when I'm
ashore Hi stay there and the night
before HI comes aboard this 'ere
hooker Hi was a sittin' in my room a
listenin' to Kate singln' the kid asleep.
There's a big 'ouse cat that always
makes friends with me and 'e was sit
tin' on the rug in front of me a doz
"Well?" said I, for he remained si
There are wonderful things we are groins
Some other day
And harbors we hope to drift into
S'ome other day.
With folded hands, and oars that trail
AVe watch and w.-ilt for a favoring gala
To till the folds of an idle sail,
Some other day.
AVe know WP must toil, if «ver we win.
Some other day:
But we say to ourselves, there's time
Some other day
And so. deferring', we loiter on.
1'nti! :it last we find withdrawn
The strength of the hope we leaned
Some other day.
(Copyright. 1905. by Daily Story Pub. Co.)
sailors began bodir.g ill-luck for the
"We'll never turn the Ilcrn." sal'l
old Pete, a confirmed pessimist. I
had been cast in the seccnd mate's
watch and was gl?.d of it for I had
sailed the previous voyage tinder Mr.
Owens, and he had taken a fancy to
me. We had many a yarn while walk
ing up and down tl:e dccks during the
dreary hours of the vpight watch.
When he came aboard at the In-iia
docks I noted a great change in his
manner. In place of the hearty, jovial
man I had known he appeared down
to the water line with trouble. His
face was care-worn and his head
drooped as if he had a cargo of pig
iron stowed on the back of his neck.
During th& watches he made no of
fer of talking and of course a foremast
hand has no business speaking first
to an officer.
The night after Svendsen's death 1
came up with my watch and began my
tramp up and down the starboard
side. Mr. Owens passed me several
times without a word, then he sudden
ly grasped my arm.
'Ave you seen Svendsen?" he
asked, in a strained voice.
'Svendsen." I exclaimed, "why, the
poor devil's drowned."
'They come back," he said, in a low
voice, "drowned people come back.
Hi'm expectin' to see 'im any minute."
"Hi don't want you to laugh at what
Hi'm going to tell," he said savagely.
"Hi won't stand hit from no man."
"I never'laugh at any man's trou
bles," I said, "and I see you have
"Well, the big cat sat dozin' on the
rug and Hi was a listenin' to Kate
when the cat puts hup 'is back and be
gins to growl.
'What's hup?" says I.
'E got Imp and began to creep to
wards the door, growlin' with 'is back
harchod and 'is tail a swellin'. Hi was
afraid 'e'd go hin the room where the
kid was and wake 'im so Hi catches
'Is face was dead white."
'im by the scruff of the neck and brings
'im back to the rug.
'You're goin' to 'ave a fit,' says
Hi, hand Hi watched 'im. Hi was a
startin' to bring 'im back again when
'e starts to back away from the door
comin' towards me a growlin like has
if 'e saw somethin' a comin' hin the
'E backs until 'e reaches my cheer
and then Hi looks haround the room
to see hif there was anythin' to make
the bloomin' cat act that haway and
when Hi claps my heyes on 'im again
'e was a backin' haway from me.. 'Is
heyes was fixed on my cheer and they
was glowin' like stars, 'is back was
harched and 'is tail was as big as my
harm. Hi was, gettin' hup to leave
'im hout o' the window for Hi was
sure 'e was :nad when Hi feels a tap
don my shoulder. Hi looks haround
and there stood Jack Porter. That of
hitself was strange henough for Jack
is somewheres in the Hindian Hocean
bound 'ome which 'e can't reach for
two months yet, but the way 'e looked
made my 'eart stop. 'Is face was dead
white and 'is heyes 'ad that stare
that a. drownded person's has. 'E
was drippin' wet and 'is 'air was plas
tered on 'is fore'ead. The sight was
such 'orror to me that Hi 'id my face
hin my 'ands like a skeered kid. When
Hi raised my 'ead the thing was gone
hand the cat was sittin' hon the rug.
Now, the drift of hit is that poor
Jack's drownded and 'e came to tell
"That's an easy course to lay," said
I, "you fell asleep and dreamed it."
"Hi tell you Hi was wide awake has
Hi ham now, and," with a disgusted
intonation, "do you think Hi'd dream
hof a cat?"
"Did you tell your sister?" I asked
"Hi 'adn't the 'eart," he replied,
gloomily. "Hif Hi could Hi'd a
stayed 'ome with 'er, but Hi'd been
advanced some money on this voyage
and 'ad to go. When Hi thinks of
poor Kate cryin' over
that little kid HI wishes HI was
"Svendsen's a wife hin Norway," he
continued, after a pause, "and that's
what brings hit so sharp to my mind.
"Only the creaking of this brace," I
said, but I bad started as he did at
We bowled south at a good rate, but
Mr. Owens became gloomier each day
and I feared he would leap overboard.
It was his settled conviction that his
brother-in-law was drowned.
One bright morning a man aloft
shouted "sail ho!" and we began to
rapidly raise a bark on our lee quar
ter. She came within hailing dis
tance when Owens gave a cry.
"Hit's the Skylark!" he exclaimed.
"Hail her, Mr. Owens," said the
mate, who was chipping tobacco.
Owens put the trumnet to his lips
.aawafifei. ifrv I-., .•-'•lii.: .- .t
but couldn't utter a sound. He hand
ed to the mate, helplessly, and lean
ed against the rail.
The mate sent his strident voice
over the water.
"Skylark, Rangoon for London,"
came back an answer to the hail.
"Hask 'im if Jack Porter's aboard,'
said Owens, huskily, then he snatched
at the mate's arm, "No, don't ask.
Hi'm afraid to 'ear." It was too late,
the interrogation had been thundered
through the trumpet.
"Yes, hearty as roast beef, that's
him on the fo'castle," was the reply,
and the bark filled away.
Two years later I was a guest at the
christening of Mr. Jack Porter's second
son, and Owens whispered to me at
the church door: "Hi'd die 'appy hif
ni knew what that there cat saw."
BOY STRICTLY UP TO DATE.
Knew His Value and Was Able to Im
press It on Others.
A boy came briskly into the office,
doffed his hat and turned to the boss.
"I understand that you want a boy,
sir?" he said.
"What sort of a place da you
"Where there is as little work and
as much pay as the house can stand."
"Most boys who come here are
willing to take all work and no pay."
"I'm not most boys."
"Do you expect to get the kind of
a job you want."
"No, sir nobody gets what he
wants exactly, but it doesn't hurt him
to exp'ect a good deal."
"What pay do you think you should
"Three per week."
"The other boys have only been
"How many did you have last
"Eight or ten."
"I thought so. That's the kind of
a boy a twa-dollar boy is. I'm not
that kind. I come, I hang up my hat
"Suppose we should bounce you?"
"I'll b» glad of it, sir. Yes, sir if
the house isn't satisfied with the right
kind of a boy it isn't the right kind
of a house for the right kind of a boy
to be in. It's time I was going to
work if I'm going to work, and if I'm
not. it's time I left."
•"Well," concluded the boss, "hang
up your hat and go to work."
Dividing the Work.
Elder Edgecomb was for many years
pastor of the Free Baptist Church in
Vienna, Me., in which town lived a
simple-minded man named Perry
One hot Sunday in summer the par
son had occasion to admonish some of
his hearers for going to sleep during
the service. The next Sunday, while
the minister was in the midst of his
sermon, he heard something whiz
across the room and strike the wall.
He continued his sermon, but kept one
suspicious eye on the congregation:
Soon he saw the simple-minded Perry,
who was sitting in the stove room in
the rear of the church, rise, take an
apple from his pocket and bring his
arm back preparatory for a throw at
the head of a sleeping deacon.
"Perry Wood," exclaimed the irate
parson, "you put that apple up, and if
you ever throw another one in this
"You hold right on, elder," broke in
the excited Ferry, "you tend to your
preaching and I'll keep them aWake.
What Was the Use?
There was once a man who said that
he would show his wife how to clean
house: that he could do it in half the
time and with half the trouble she
could. He would do it, he said, for the
t-ake/Of avoiding the annual upheaval
and disturbance in their home.
And she^dared him to do it.
So he pitched in and took up carpets
and beat them, and mopped floors and
washed windows, and dusted pictures
and cleaned cupboards—and he fin
ished the work in less than half the
time she took to do it.
But it availed naught.
For she went all over the house
after he had finished, taking ttp car
pets and taking down pictures and
clearing out cupboards, to see if he
had done the work properly.
Even when a reformer accomplishes
anything his accounts have to be aud
How It Turned Out.
went because it seemed to be
A pleasant place to stay—
\Vh«ro 1 could so and drink some tea
And wile tlie hours away.
The girl appeared to be a quite
Rctlned and modest sort.
But though I went there every night
I did not go to court.
•\Ve sat upon the sofa and
The lights were burning low.
At times I even held her' hand-
No harm in that, you know
I surely thought so. anyway
It had no real import.
And I'm sincere now when I say
I didn't go to court.
I never thought she would be so
Unprincipled and basp
To me it was an awful blow,
That lreach-of-promiso case.
To pay her damages was gall.
For payings' not my forte.
I had to pay, though. After all
I had to go to court.
Helen's P. S.
Helen had been taught to say her
prayers every night, and the little
prayer beginning, "Now I lay me down
to sleep," was the prayer used. One
day an old friend of the family, "Aun
tie Benson," came to spend the day,
and on leaving asked Helen to remem
ber her in he.' prayers. Helen agreed.
That night, after asking that a bless
ing should rest on lier mother, father,
grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins,
friends, etc., Helen rose from her
knees. She walked across the room,
and jumped into bed. Then like a
shot she jumped but again, sank down
on her knees and exclaimed: "Post
script, and Auntie Benson!"
King's New Palace.
King Leopold of Belgium has taken
possession of th'e new Japanese palace
In the Royal Park at Laeken. It is di
vided into several* wings. Each of
them contains half a dozen finely dec
orated drawing rooms. The furniture,
the ornaments, the sculptures, the
paintings, the screens and the roof
were executed at Tokio, by the best
Japanese artists. More than two
thousand electric lights illuminate the
palace, where the king intends giving
some gorgeous receptions in honor of
the shah of Persia next summer.—Les
Mr. Johnson (indignantly)—Now,
see here, yo'! Dat's twice yo' called
me JaCkson! If yo'- don't know no
moah dan to confuse me wif dat wall
eyed, knock-kneed, bandy-legged, flat
footed, paraletic nigger Jackson, we'll
call dis game right here!
Mr. Persimmons—'Scuse me, John
son—'scuse me Don't draw a razor
on me like Jackson did de other night
when I called him Johnson. Yo' two
fellahs ain't such a much alike 'cept
nyouah looks an' general character
istics. Dat's all.—Puck.
the inventor, in map
ping out the prob
lems of the future, gives
first place to the necessity
of fighting the bacteria which give lis
our diseases. Next to the actual bacte
ria of disease, the mosquitos and flies
are the most dangerous enemies of
man. The mosquito with its bite in
jects into our veins malaria, yellow
fever, and other fatal troubles. ,The
fly, with spongy feet, collects the invis
ible germs of diseases, spreads them
over our food and'poisons us with ty-
hoid, and other plagues of the
GOOD RED BLOOD OUB AMMUNITION.
The blood which flows through our
veins and arteries should contain
healthy red blood corpuscles which are
capable of warding off the attack of
the disease germs if they get into the
Dr. Pierce, the eminent physician of
Buffalo, N. Y., says, "if each person
will consider his system as an array of
men which he controls as a general, and
will see to its proper provisioning and
that it has plenty of ammunition in -the
shape of good red blood, he will be
able to overcome the enemy in the
shape of the germs of disease." Ev
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blood cells or corpuscles to every square
millimeter of blood. The number of red
blood corpuscles in the average human
being is so great that it is almost in
comprehensible. However, their num
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