Music: Marian's Lamb

Attached to the neck of a lamb received at Armour & Co.'s packing plant at Omaha last week was a note: "This is Billy; take good care of him." On the back of the note was a picture of Billy and his one-time owner, Marian Leaders, 4, of Mineola, Iowa, who had raised him on a bottle. An Armour employe promised that Billy would "never know a moment of pain." In the slaughterhouse, Billy, like hundreds of others of his kind, was strung up by his heels on a moving chain. A muscular butcher...

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