The Marhoefer brothers, primarily Edward, Fred and Charles, were involved in coloring margarine and selling it as butter and, in the process, evading taxes. Edward and Fred would do time in Fort Leavenworth. The investigation was long and must have been interesting. This is an portion of the record, as it appeared in "The day book" (Chicago, Ill.) March 19, 1914: Edward Marhoefer and his brother Charles testified that when the government was on his trail, John F. Jelke and Francis M. Lowry advised him to go into hiding. Edward went to Mexico, New Orleans, St. Paul, Toronto and then for a five months' stay in England. John F. Jelke regularly gave checks to Charles Marhoefer, who sent them on to his brother for traveling expenses."