Business: Swifts

Five brothers head and control Swift & Co., Chicago packers. These five are Louis Franklin, oldest and president of the company; Charles Henry, Edward Foster and Harold Higgins, all vice presidents; and George Hastings, who holds no official position but keeps up his interests.

For some years, in corollary to the trust-busting proclivities of President Roosevelt, the pseudo-monopolistic business of Swift & Co., of the Armour Co., and of the other large packers, lay under cloud in the public mind. True, they had corralled livestock, slaughtering and marketing control into few hands,...

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