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The Omaha Daily Bee
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VOL. XLLI NO. 1(53.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 25, 1912 FOURTEEN PAGES.
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KERN'S NEGLECT OF
Distriot Attorney Says Advocate for
Alleged Conspirators Should
Be in Washington.
OBJECTS TO HIS STRICTURES
Says Paid Servant of Public Should
Not Defend Criminals.
ALL ATTORNEYS CHALLENGED
He Dares Them to Hake Plea for
Hockin or Munsey.
ADDRESS BY SENATOR KERN
lie CrltlvlneH District Attorney'
Metuodn of Conducting: Cnae
-mul Snjn K'viilenct' Not Suf
ficient for Conviction.
INDJANAPOL1S, Intl., Dec. 24.-Iteply-Ing
td Senator Kern's argument for the al
leged dynamite conspirators. District At
torney Charles V. Miller this afternoon
nald to the Jurj':
"A United States senator, paid by the
people to serve the people and who ought
to be In Washington attending to his
duties, stood here for two hours raising
his voice In defense of such consummate
criminals as Herbert S. Hockin. This
United States senator, paid to enforcu
the law, hns dared to defend these crim
inals. He lias denounced a, sworn federal
officer because this federal officer did not
conduct a Childish cross-examination of
these defendants.- 1
"The only' argument made here In dc
fense of these men was In the name oT
the defendants' wives and children. But n
voice was raised In behalf of the relatives,
the women and children of twenty-ona
persons killed In the Los Angeles Times
ChnllenKe 'or Dc Crime.
District Attorney Miller In open court
;hls afternoon challenged any of tho
twelve lawyers for the defense to peak
In behalf of Herbert P. Hockin of Indian
apolis and J. K. Munsey of Salt Lake
"Who of the lawyers will stand up and
lay Hockin Is not guilty? Who will say
hat Munsey Is not guilty?" shouted Mr.
Miller toward the attorneys. "I will give
'wenty minute's of my time to any law
yer who will defend Hockin or Munsey."
No one accepted the offer.
Repeating his offer, Mr, Miller paused
and looked at each attorney. Senutor
Kern was not present.
"No answer," asserted the district at
torney, "I hear no answer. There Is not
a lawyer who will defend Munsey or
Hockin? Not ft voice has been raised n
ITotl phnlf nnrT the only defense
.tiunsey waa juai given ay -minimi
Kerns,' & 'former United States senator,
ivho.said Munsey's reputsjtjon was good."
Senator Kern'N Defence.,
Senator John W-Kern argued In behalf
of the forty- defendants at the "dynamite
conspiracy" trial' today. He appealed to
the 'jurors 'to remember when preparing'
their Vd.'dlcts that most of the defend
ants enmd from distant parts of the cyun
try. "Plain worklngmen." he said. "$om.
of them uneducated Iron workers, Nnkcii
from their homes hundreds on thousands
of miles away, and made to face n
strange court with a district attorney
hutlltig harsh and abusive language at
thcm-Is It any wonder that some of
them couldn't remember details of lotteru
they wrote five years ago?
"Some of these men did not know what
Hicy were charged with. They came to
me and asked me what It was all about
1 had to explain to them that they were
not charged with dynamiting, but only
with transporting explosives Illegally.
o' Jurors can't convict these men of
crimes with which they are not charged.
You can't convict them of causing ex
plosions, but only with carrying ex
plosives on passenger trains or con
spiracy to violate the federal laws."
"If you. listen to the assertions of the
government, of the assertions of the de
fense, and without remembering the
m Idence you bring back verdicts finding
these forty men guilty, it would be
anarchy of the worst kind. It would bo
anarchy that would threaten llbettyi'
asserted Senator Kern.
Senator Kern attempted ,to show that
the evidence against Olaf A. Tveltmoe
and Kuirene A. Clancy of San Francisco,
J'rnnk K. Painter of Omaha, Michael HH
uannou or scranton, i"a.. and agalmt
other defendants "was not sufficient to
ORANGES COLORED BY
CHICAGO, Dec, 24.-Federal Judge Lan
dls today entered a final order In the
government's suit to confiscate eight car
loads of oranges shipped east from Cali
fornia and seized for alleged violation
af the pure food law, the Inspectors as
serting that the fruit had been artifi
cially treated by the "sweating" process
to give it the proper color.
The decree signed by Judge Landls di
rects the United States marshal to put
u paper wrapper on each of the 40.000
oranges, bearing the printed words,
"colored by sweating," and then, to dls
lHtbo of the fruit to the best possible ad
vantage and turn tho proceeds into the
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Boise Editors Make
No Argument in Case
HOISB, Idaho. Dec. 24. It. S. Sheridan,
publisher, and C, O. Droxon. managing
editor of the Evening Capital-News, who
was cited for contempt before the su
preme court of Idaho for the publication
of the message of Colonel ftoosevelt to
the people of Idaho during the recent
campaign together with editorial com
ment on the court's decision barring the
progressive presidential electors from the
ballot, submitted their case without evi
dence or argument today. The court an
nounced that the decision would bo given
on the first day of the January term of
(Jourt, January 2.
' The only evidence Introduced In the
case was In behalf of A. R. Cruxen, who
was cited as an .alleged stockholder In
the publication, Cruzen having repre
sented to certain political lenders that he
controlled the policy of the paper. Evi
dence was produced to show that he whs
In no woy Interested.
When court convened this morning
Attorney General McDougnl opened the
argument for the state. He declared
that the publisher and the editor stood
convicted of contempt. He discussed
newspapers at length, stating: that Mana
ging Editor Broxon. In taking the wit
ness stand in behalf of Cruzen and as
suming. entire responsibility for the pub
lication of the articles referred to In the
complaint, was endeavoring tomake hlnTl
self the "goat" and shield the hlghor
ups. A. A. Frazer, attorney for Cruxen, con
fined his argument to the alleged rela
tions of his client to .the Capital-News.
After counsel for Sheridan and Btroxen
had announced that no argument would
be presented, Attorney General Mc
Dougal briefly answered Fruzpr's ar
gument, and the case was submitted
Mellen Plead Not
Guilty to Charges
NHW TORIC, Doc. 24. Charles S.
Mellon, presldqnt of the New York. New
Haven and Hartford Railroad company,
and E. J. Chamberlain, prfesldent of tho
Grand Trunk Railway of' Canada, in
dicted yesterday for criminal violation
of tile Sherman law, entered pleas of
not guilty today and were placed on
J10.0CO ball each. They were given until
January 6 to change their plea If they
should so desire.
Judge Hough was loath to demand
ball In either case and said at first It?
would release the defendants on their
own cognizance. Counsel for the gov
ernment, however, objected to this, and
called the court'B attention to the fact
that neither resided within the Juris
diction of the court. Ball was furnished
by a surety company, --
Frank I Crawford, Mr, Chamberlain's
counsel, said before leaving- the eotirtf
"No Jury will 'ever corivlct my client.
The only- renson why the work on tho
Grand Trunk extension was abandoned
was because of high money rates. Wo
are sure of acquittal."
Mr. Mellen declined to. make a state
ment. Counsel for the government said that
no word had been received from any
representative of the Grand Trunk as
to whether Alfred . W. Smlthers. chair
man of .the Grand Trunk board of dl
rectors, Indicted with Messrs. Mellen and
Chamberlain, would appear .to plead,
They added that-. they would write to
Mr. Smlthers In I-ondon, notifying him
of the indictment, and requesting hlin
to appear for them to plead.
Assistant District Attorney Guller said
that there was no way of compelling Mr,
Smlthers to' come to New York to plead
to the Indictment. The crime charged,
Mr. Quller added, is not qne for- which
Mr. Smlthers" extradition could be askei
President Taft and
Party Reach Colon,
Start for Culebra i
COLON. Dec. 24. President Taft and
his party arrived here today on board
the United States warship Arkansas.
They landed at 8 o'clock thin morning.
The party Includes the president and Mrs.
Tatt, Charles P. Taft, Jr.; Miss Louise
Taft, Charles D. HIIIcs and Mrs. Hllles.
Beekman Winthrop and Mrs, Wmthrop,
Major T. L. Rhoads. fc,-de-cutnp; Lieu-i
tenant Commander Jfl'Mtalmmons. i
The trip from KcWWkra8 an un-1
eventful one. The eaoMHbflne Rd
the sea smooth througho5BfcaKe. '
The United States mlnlitetfyyal 1
Dodge, a number of canal otaK?WBfri
President Taft and party were ththuVH
today of Cojonel G. W. Goethale at'fcffigl
bra. Tomorrow 'evening they are toi!W
tend a dinner given by the American1
minister, and afterward a ball In the
palace of President Porras of Panama.
President Taft, before landing, sent a
wireless dispatch to Colonel Goethals',
asking hltn to have special trains in
readiness, as 2.CO0 bluejackets and all on
board the battleships Arkansas and Dela
ware except the prisoners are to be given
tho opportunity of inspecting; the canal
during their visit.
ESCAPED FORGER IS
SANTA ROSA, Cal.. Dec. 24. Arrested;
In Petaluma last night, James Williams,
a bank forger with a criminal record
stretching across the continent and va
violated parole behind him In Colorado,
admitted his Identity here today and con
fessed Jo his latest swindle yesterday
when he obtained J200 on a bogus letter
of credit from the First National bank
of Sevastopol, For the last ten years
his specialty has been Ingratiating him
self into the confidence of 'clergymen,
whom he would then persuade to Intro
duce him at banks. He is 07 year-, old.'
Williams Is wanted for an attempted
JIS.C00 swindle on a bank In New London,
Wis., and many other forgeries, success
ful and unsuccessful, In nearly all the
states between the two coasts. He was
given an Indeterminate sentence of from
one to fourteen years In Colorado, par
roted, and broko his parole.
ON BETTER DEPOTS
Commercial Club is Back of Strong
Move to Force More Ac
commodations. WORK IS BEING COMPLIMENTED
Man Joins the Club Because of Its
TWO ROADS BLOCK THE DEAL
Business Men Propose to Force
These Two Into Line.
REQUESTS ARE NOT HEEDED
One Ilnllroad President Wrote In
Fehrnarr that He Would Look
Into the Matter, but lias
Not Ileen Heard From.
Another name was added to the roster
of the Commercial club yesterday as a
direct result of the story In Tho Dee Mon
day night telling of ithe resumption of
tho fight by the club to tecure better
depot and trackage facilities from tho
A man whore name Is not given went
Into Commltslohcr Guild's office and said!
"thread In The Bee last, night where this
club Is going after the railroads to secure
better terminal facilities In Omaha.
Here's my application for membership.
I want to be Identified with an organiza
tion that will go after this thing and see
That the Commercial club will "see It
through" Is the declaration of all those
members who have been connected .with
the proposition since It was first brought
up last February. Letters have been
written this month to the .president? of
IhpS'arlous railroads centering In Omaha
calling their attention .to promises they
mado last year for better depot facilities
and the fact that no Improvements at the
depot have becen made.
Two Ilullromtn Hold Hack'.
There are two railroads responsible for
there having been no Improvement made.
It Is said, and. the efforts of the Com
mercial .club will .bo centered on- these
two. When the eight' railroad' presidents,
were written to last February promise
of improvements were received frohj
seven oi mem, wniie one proiesseu ignoc
anoo of the situation and said he wdula
make an Investigation. Since the Comi
m'erclal club lias resumed its activities
for' more trackage and better depot facili
ties, It has been' found that brie railroad
which had promised a year ago to lend Itp
aid has dond nothing, while tho road
whose president professed ignorance of
the conditions' has nindc no answer. 1
Tio Commercial club is not trying to
secure a new dgppt,, but Is asking the rail
roads to increoF th6 numboi- et tracks
'arlhfl-'statloir from elght'lo twelve. There'
are now iit train trylhtf Id flnd-.rpjj)
for their operation oh the eight tracki
at the. Union station.
Railroad nin pay that It 'is Impossible
to increase trackage at the present depot;
that another site and a new 'depot will be
the only .means ot bettering conditions.
Thero are railroad rnen, not the "higher
ups," w'ho declare, "that, If the Commer
cial club will ."push. tfe thing" now, tht
railroads can be mail "to come across.
It Is said that .with the exception of one
or two rallroa'ds, all are In favor of a
new depot and, greater ermlnal' facilities
for Omaha: they realize the neceValty. '
War on Secondhand
Books in ;Schools
MADISON, Wis., Dec. 24. The common
drinking cup and community towel having
been banished from public buildings and
conveyances in - Wisconsin, agitation Is
now being directed against the second
hand school book..
It Is .declared that, a book is one of
the most effective carriers of,dlseaq and.
that It cannot-be .entirely disinfected, i'ho
Arizona plan Is advocated for -Wisconsin
Free text books are furnished and, when
the child has completed It the book be
comes his property.
Another method advocated Is prohlbl
tlon of tho Importation Into any com
munity of Kccond-hand books. Of .Die
20,000,000 school children in this country
about 5 per cent, or 1,000,000 have tubricu
lar disease of the lungs, medical authori
JrNKW Y.OrtK, Dec. 24.-nepresenta.tlves
of 200,000 garment workers In New .York
met behind locked doors today with na
tional officers of the United Mate Gar
ment Workers' union to determine when
a general strike should be called In- New
A committee of five men was appointed
to fix the date. The strike was ordered
last night by a vote of 35.7SC to 2,222. It
Is believed the strike will be Called within
a few days.
OHIO STATE SENATOR IS
GIVEN THREE-YEAR TERM
COLUMBUS, Dec. 24. A sentence of
three years In the penitentiary wa
passed upon State Senator George IC
Cetone of Dayton by Judge Evans in
common pleas court today. Senator Ce
tone was convicted recently of having
accepted a bribe of J 3ft) during the Ust
session of the 'esis'atnre. His attorneys
will probably appeal the case.
The snntences of Senators Huffman
and Andrews wore affirmed in the su
premo court last week and .they will en
ter upon nrUon service of three year
and nine months repectvery about the
first of the year for accepting' bribes.
Ilodney J; Diegle,' ' former' sergeant-alarms
of the rcnatfe, Is now serving a
three-years' sentence and .Representative
George R. Nye of like county, who
pleaded guilty and turned state's evidence
In connection with the bribery cases. Is
awaiting final judgment on bis, case.
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PEACE DELEGATES WAITING
Crater Proposals by Turkey Are
THIS MEANS FURTHER DELAY
These' Mmut Dr Sahinltteil to Italkai)
Governments Uefore Next Step
Pope Auk Prarers for
. . Peace.
INDON, Dec. at, Tlio peace plenipoten
tiaries of the Ottoman prnplre and of the
Balkan, allies have, for. the itiO'st pa'rt
anav'Vi onjcfylnte jtho hospUiiitlss of
,ljftli. diplomatic repelientiUves in on-'
or! they are vlsltlrlg friend In the. coun
Two or throo of (hem hq.v,o gone to
Paris to consult with .the; PYonqh prenler
Raymond Polnonre, doubtless on the pub.
Ject bV. medlaU.oin ,yhloh wa nio6ted (r)
his recent speech. Jxfore the chamber of
deputies, and til . practically even where
regarded J hi the Inevitable before th$
widely separated vlows of the . Italkan
allied and'- thole of- thh -Turks can be
brAwjht'to''a compfonilsfc. .
V 'r bei '.rollUle.
'I'jje present long hciM Itl tile 'negotia
tions, of 'the 'peace delegates, la In all
probability ' only the first of several, for
when the plenipotentiaries come together
again ii St. James' palace on Saturday,
the Ottoman reeponse to 'the conditions
of peace laid down by the Balkan allies
will 'doubtless bo found 'to he merely
a series of counter-proposals which
will liavo. to he referred to the Balkan
governments. Th(s will necessitate an
other long, Interval. " '
. There remain little doubt In diplomatic
circles, however, that the crisis ulti
mately willjbn surmounted, without a. re
sumption of hostilities. 'Despite the out
ward appearance of a unity of views. It
Is known v there Is consldernble latenj!
Jealousy 'amopg the allied nations and as
tlme.tphdn to sharpen the differences as
to. tho amount, of credit due to the work
of tho respective armies there' arc Indi
cations of a desire on the part of mem
bers, of the, Balkan league to yltld some
of ttw demands so as to hasten R settle
ment. Pope Auks Prayer for Pence.
RQjnc, Dec. 24. The pope during his
Christmas reception to the cardinals to
day'referred to the peace conference' say
Itig'that all Christians should unite In
prayer that the outcome of 0q present
councils of the nations should, be peace,
for 'which he lejolced that there was'new
and additional liopo, The pope deplored
the attempt to assassinate the viceroy of
India at Delhi. He looked remar'kcbly
well.' lir spltn of the arduous task of re
cer'In"(r many delegations who had com
to hr'lnp him the grrptlnss of the sea
WILSON TELLS OF ONLY
TIME HE TRIED TO SMOKE
TRRNTON, N. J., Dec. 24. The arrival
of a gold-mounted amber-stemmed inter,
chahm pipe at the state house today
froin'one of Governor Wilson's Princeton
frlena In Vlckbursr, Miss., brought -from
the preeident-elect that once in his' life,
and only once, did he smoke.
"It'was this way," he said. "Aly father
was'il smoker of some attainment and
had ' got to the stage where he liked a
fat'tlack cigar. In hi leisure house,
my 'mother took advantage of his habit
and 'employed him to blow the pungent
smoke" over her rose bushes to kill the
Insects, jOne day when he was not at
jhoincshe suggested .that ( try It on one
of Her favorite plants and I obliged, some.
I whatlproudly. Por five minuses I steamed
j away like a furnace and then U hl( ine
I with disastrous effects. 1 never tried It
VAnd you never h4 any ambition to
learri smoklngT" waj auggeited.
"Np." he replld. "You see, I never
wa forbidden to, so there wouldn't- have
been any point to It"
Little Child Shall Lead
CHICAGO, Decs 24.-Investlgatlon of an
alleged attempt to secure control of the
oatmeal business of the United States
has been etnrted by tho federal grnnd
Jury here, it was made known today.
Purchase of the Hreat Western Cereal
company by the Quaker Oftl company
will be Inquired, Into firing Robert Gor
don., spcretary of the Quaker Oats com
uaqy, mid Daniel Paktcrkln, private sec
retary. o Joy Morton,- Ijead of the Great
'tywlrrn company. haVefi6flipnlflrod, to
appear before the grand Jurry..l A nynvj
ber of other umuloycn (inve been subi
poenaod, to tell of tho transaction. It Is
qjiargqa tlint virtual control of the oat
meal bualnoss resulted from the trunsac
tlqn. ' The cereal company went Into
bankruptcy In New Jersey.
Tho Investigation followi conferences
by' government attorneys ylth. Attorney
General Wlckershan) In Washlnnton,
United, States, Dltr(ct Attorney James H.
Wlke,tson was' directed to open tho Inr
qulry nnd proceedlngM were started here.
The price paid by the Quaker Oats
company for thr Cereal company was
f (1,000,000. Tito ,1'ereal company had -fac
tories ut Cool Is. 111., and Foi't Dodisc
.lu. Shortly after the, purchase the plants
wore closed and the company went Into
the hands of a receiver. It Is reported
that at the time, ot .the salo the Great
Western Cereal Company did 30 per cent
of the oatmeal business of the' country,
Attempt Made to, Kill
Prince Yamagata in
His Palace at Tokio
TOKIO,' Dec. 24. An attempt was mado
early today to assnsilpate Prince Arltomo
Ynniagata, tho president of the Japanese
,prlvjr council-and supreme military coun
cillor of Japan. The prince escaped un
hurt. Ills assailant tried to commit
suicide. . v
The would.be osHasstn broke inlo
Prince Yamagata's residence Just after
midnight and endeavored to approach
the prince. Ho was, however, obeneJ
hi some attendants and he then tried to
commit suicide, but ho waa caught nmj
prevented fcs'he was lu tho act of stab
blue '1ilmeir He wa arrested and ii
Investigation is now proceeding Into the
iBKiii for his attempt. ,
Prince Yunigrtta was tho chief of
'general staff during the Russo-Japanese
"War. He Is well known in all-the Guro.
MISSING GEM MAY BE
CLEW TO L0GUE MURDER
CHICAGO. Deo 24. A missing diamond.
(Weighing two and a half carats, of ox-
(optional brilliancy and ynluc'd at fOOO, li
buukiu ny tno ponce a tun Key to the
solution of the inystcrioins murder of
Joseph j, Iigue, the diamond merchant
slain In his office last Frldayl. Tho atone
was left for sale ulth Loguo by a, blonde j
woman shortly before the, victim's body!
was ound bound and inutllnted.
Kvery effort made by tho police to find .
this woman so far .has proved unsuccess
ful. Captain llalptn thinks Hhfl might be
able to throw Important light on the mur
W. L MINOR TO BE CHIEF
STATE DEPUTY AUDITOR
-Auditor-elect W. II. Howard announce
that the ponltlou of chief deputy will be
filled by W. 1. Minor of isorrlll, Ie was
given out a week ago that Mr. Minor
would have a place In the state-auditor's
Office, but It v,ttn not stated ut that tlino
what place It was to be. In making this
selection Mr. Howard has given special
consideration to the claims of tho west
ern part of Nebraska, which tin been
almoHt unrepresented In the official po
sitions In the state house
PORTER KILLS TRAIN BANDIT
Negro Saves Treasure in Through
Safe on Frisco Line,
SECOND HOLDUP IN ILLINOIS
Itnhliera , F'cplode 11 vr Clinraen of
.Mtro-(3tyerrln In Vain Attempt
t( Oncn StroiiKlior on
Alton Trill n.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., .Dec. 24. To Wal
ter Daniels, r negro porter, of Kansas
City, should go tho ci-edlt for saving tho
valuable consignments contained In the
"Through safe" ot tho cypres car ot
i. iritis wan Francisco-train No. B.
Oklahoma City to Knnsas City which was
held up near Chandler, Okla., lrtst night,
according tb passengers on the train who
arrived here this morning. Daniels shot
and' killed tho nccro bandit whlln tho
InltiT was lu tho nut ot robbing tho ex.
According to passengers, the robber got
on tho train us It loft Chandler, about 9
o'olotk. Ho first entered tho choir car,
where, encountering the conductor, ho
held tho latter up. took his wntch and
money and compelled him to loud tho
way to the express car. Tho robber hnd
forced the cxprtsn messenger ami con
doctor to open a small safe containing
little of value and wan trying to force
them to open the larger safe, when Dan
iels, who had secured a revolver from n
passenger, shot him In the back. Kovoral
shots were exchanged before W. S. Cor
don, a private detective, re-lnfovccd tho
porter. Wounded, the bandit fired wjldly
from the floor. Eighteen shots were fired
before the negro lay still. The hody,
unidentified, was taken back to Chandler,
Porter In Not Scureil,
"That porter was the only one of im
not scared to death," said' George Peter
sou' of Tulsa, a passenger, who was In
the chair, car when tho bandit held ui
the conductor. "Tho portor sneaUed Into
the, next car a got a revolver while tho
rest of us were under tho seats. As ho
came back following the houldun man
to the express, car ne asked somebody
(Continued on Page Two.)
to Increase Wages
NIJW YORK, Dec. 24.-Ulbert H. Gary,
chairman of the United Stutrn stoel cor
poration, announced this afternoon that
the coiporntlon was planning tho adjust
ment of wage scales soon which would
result In nuiterlal Increases, particularly
In connection with wages puld unskilled
laborers. Within a few days, he said,
tho amount of the Increases and the day
upon which they will be effective will b
It Is understood that not less than 30,000
laborers will be benefitted, and it is con
sidered not Improbable that many othor
employes in various minor capacities will
ajso sharo in the now scales.
The United States Steel corporation had
lM.KiS employed .on its roll's In 1911, with
total nunuul salaries and wages ot 1161,
4I",000. Castro May Not Be
Allowed to Land
WASHINGTON'. Dec, 24. Clprlano
Cantro, fornter president of Venezuela,
said to b en loute from Paris to New
York, traveling under tho ruune of Itulz
In all probability will be denied udmls
slon to the United Statcn If sufficient
grounds can he found under the American
Immigration laws to iliort Htm.
The Stnto department today requested
the Department of Cmuuiercti and Iiboi
to subject Castro to a rigid tixunilnatlun
when ha reaches New York on Saturday,
and In the meantime will make u sweep
ing search for evidence to debar the de
Officials point .out that th power to
ilony admission Is vnry broad under tn
provision -of tht Immigration luw, i .
erlng phjflciil. mental and mornk iimll(l
BROKERS TAKE PART
IN SNOWBALL FIGH1
ON EXCHANGE FLOOR
MoneyrMnking Forgotten on Day
Before Christinas in the Old
SURPLUS OF TURKEY IN CHICAGO
Needy Persons of All Descriptions to
Receive Christmas Cheer.
TAFT PROVIDES FOR EMPLOYES
Remembrances for White House
Force Come from President.
BUSINESS MEN CARE FOR POOR
Home of Five Thousand tlrnltlr nta
of Knnsnn Clt- Visited lir Tliose
Ilearlnir Fond, CIoUiIiik
ii nd To-rs.
NEW YORK, Doc. 24. Stocks and bonds
wera forgotten on tho New York Stock:
exchange today while brokers nngngod lu
an old-fashioned Christmas eve Bnowball
fight. Great baskets of biiow worn
brought In from tho street and dumpd
upon tho floor of tho exchange, mcsscn-'
Ber boys were conscripted and beenmo
"powdor monkeys" and for a while thero
was a buttle royal.
A corporal's guard of wealthy broker'
took up their positions in tho visitor)'
gallery and from their position of van-'
tuge bombarded tho members on the floor.
The latter, organised under half a dozen
loaders, attacked frony every aide and:
forced the band within H few minutes tb
retreat. Meantime the attendants and:
inessougors had been orgnnlzrd Into an
ammunition detail, and working In re
lays, brought In more snow from tho
After tho battle wns over everybody
Joined lu building a giant snowman In thA
center of tho floor. Tho creation was an
object of wonderful and extravagant
architecture. It stood until tho wator
was forced out by steam hent and then
tumbled lu a mass of slush.
Plrst llllncnrtt of Winter.
A btlzxard burn at midnight mid grow
ing worse each hour, swept Now York;
und northern Atlantic scnlniard today.
Tho storm hlnukctrd the city with ten
Inches of snow and tho wind, risen to n
forty-mile gnie, drove two vessels on the
troacherous sands ot the t'ow Joraey
coast. In the open places the snow drifted1
tills afternoon to a depth of many feet
Tho local weather bureau declared that
tho storm would contlnuo without abate
ment for some hours at least and that
the wind wonld attain still greater ve
locity, Tho .Indications, werp that New
York will be burled under the "heaviest
snow In a tronorntlon.
Tho two vessels In distress were th
Turrialba of tho United Krnlt company
and the three-master John If. May of
Philadelphia. The former, with about
sixty passengers aboard, summoned aid
early lu tho day imd tho ravenuo cutter
Beneca waH sent to Its rescue Tho John
H. May, with Its crc-w of six, wo
pounded by a heavy sea oft Sandy Hook,
four I.lnem Ilrlitjrrd.
The snow In tho harbor was blinding.
Four ocean llilcra, one of them with Mis.
J P. Morgan aboard, lay nt anchor off
quarantine, fearful of braving tho thick'
weather to their docks. They were tho
Ilutterdam, the Ocorgo Washington, from'
III omen; tho Surlname, front 1'aramurlbo,
nnd the Catherine Cuneo from Port
liarller In tho day a ferryboat and tug
collided In the upper harbor, Injuring four
men, two of them fatally.
Across tho Hudson-1' tho roads wera'
choked with Incoming passenger trains,
soniu of them bourn lato und all of them'
heavily laden. Conditions lu the yards
ot the Grand Ccntrul and Now Have-u
roadSt In Manhattan were simitar.
Ileparts of snowbound suburban trains,
of strrat traffic blocked and of vessels
stormbound were received from eastern'
cities as tho day advanced.
None to Go Without TurUry.
CHICAGO, Dec. 24,-No criminal, In-i
sane, sick or dependent person In this
city will bo wltWut turkey this Christ
inas. None of the thousand of people In,
Chicago needs to abstain from turkey und
cranberry sauco tomorrow. Plan by the1
city authorities and charitable orgnnlza-i
tlons are more extensive along this line
than uny over made hore before, and
there Is more likelihood that hundreds of,
roast turkey will go uneaton than that
anyone will go without.
Grand opera will be heard by the con
demned murderers, bandits and lesser
criminals In the county Jail.
Music and vaudeville will feature tho
day at the public hospital and the county
Insane at Dunning, to tho number of
nearly, 3,000, will feust and dance.
Tuft lleinciiiber Hniplu) en.
WASHINGTON, Dec, J4.-Aithough
President Taft Is In Panama, he mado'
arrangements beforo his departure where
by all of tho faithful employes of tho
Whitii Housu should roceiva Chrlbtmus
remembrances, und today ouch of tho 12i
employes received a large, fut turkey,
the gift of the president and Mrs. Tuft.
(Continued on Pago Two.)
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