Report Upon the Relative Cost of Transporting Live Stock and Dressed Beef

Report Upon the Relative Cost of Transporting Live Stock and Dressed Beef

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...me 9J. The Commissioner: What are you selling it for, not considering what you paid for it? Mr. Sterne: My beef now brings from 10 to 11 cents. The Commissioner: I suppose we have all the information on that subject we can get The next question is: What is the exact cost of bringing dressed beef, Chicago to New New York, in addition to freight charges? We have received several estimates on that subject, and I will read the estimate of Mr. Armour as a basis for discussion. He says, "Tee in cars, 2 tons, at $3, or $6 per car." Now, gentlemen, is that a correct estimate of the charge? Mr. Eastman: Is that ice put in at Chicago, and what do you pay for ice? Mr. Martin. Yes, sir; it was. We pay three dollars. Mr. Eastman: It is only $1.25 in New York, and when we get it from Maine it only costs us $1.50 per ton. Mr. Allerton: They fill the ice houses up there for $2. Mr. Stewart: Our man at Chicago reports the charge at $1.50 per ton for putting ice into the refrigerator. Mr. Armour: We use nothing but the very best quality of ice. Mr. Mcpherson: If ice can be secured in Chicago at $1.50'a ton, I don't think it would be proper to allow Mr. Armour $3 a ton, because he has made a bad bargain on his ice. Mr. Swift: I have ice privileges around about Chicago, and attend to getting my own ice. I have supplied one of raj' neighbors at $3.50 a ton, having a contract with them at that price. It was Doud & Co. I estimate it costs me about $2.50 a ton at present, The Commissioner: What we want to know is what it costs at Chicago on the cars--that is, the ice, labor in putting it on the car, eta Mr. Armour has estimated it at $3 per ton. Is that correct? Mr. Swift: My estimate is that my ice costs me not less than $2.50 a ton, actual cost I don't...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236611985
  • 9781236611987