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VOL. XLTTI NO. 186.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 21, 1914-FOURTE14N PAGES.
On Trains ana at
Hotel Nsws Btanas, So.
SINGLE COlY TWO CENTS.
ROBBER BANDIT AT
ST. JOE ADMITS
loot Taken from Hazel McVey Is
Tound on J. J. Williams When
Arrested in Missouri.
CHAIRMAN COMMERCIAL CLUB
Purifying the Milk Supply
nun pai 1 ? rnn
HI1U UHLLt) lUll'TOil
iRenreientAtive Johnson of Kentnelcv
President Wilson, in Message, Says;
1 . rf
Floors Washington Attorney in
Commercial Interests Ready to
Meet Government Half Way.
1 x. 1 -.
1 r r.
HIS PHOTO IS IDENTIFIED
Confesses He Was in Eesort When
Nickell Was Killed.
WILL NOT FIGHT EXTRADITION
Says He Will Return to Omaha
Without Extradition Papers.
TWO OTHER SUSPECTS CAUGHT
Police Think They Now Have Others
Implicated in Robbery.
BLONDIE NOT THE MURDERER
Ilnmllt Taken nt 8t. Juieiih U Not
the One of the Trio Who Fired
the Shot Which Klllcil
In tho arrest of J. J. Williams at St.
Joseph Monday tho Omaha police are
now certain they have ono of the men
who held up tho McVey resort when
Henry Nickell was killed, Thursday night
The Omaha officers not only found bouic
of the jewels taken rrom Hazel McVey
during the holdup, but later secured a
confession from Williams that ho was
present when Nlckcll was killed.
Williams will not fight extradition from
Missouri, so lie says. Detectives Mc
Donald and nlch havo gone to St. Joseph
after him and the Parrlsh woman.
Two other suspects have been captured.
at Kansas City, so tho first plans havo
been changed and WllllamH and tho
woman will be taken from St. Joseph to
Kumas City to see It they will assist In
the identification of tho two suspects.
A. E. Anderson, who wbb the mys
terious "Tony" and who tcat'fled at the
coroner's Inquest- Monday, Identified
"Blonde," whoso name Is J. J. Williams,
as tho man who hold up Hazel McVey,
The Identification was made from a photo
of "Blondo" published In tho noon cdl-
t'on of The Bee, When captured at St.
Joseph "Blonde" had most of the Jewelry
which was taken from Miss MoVey when
the resort was held up.
Omaha officers nt St. .Joseph telephoned
to Chief Maloney that although Williams
at first dented tho holdup, he confessed
to his share of tho crime within half an
hour after' the arrest
Plitir'ore First Ufroe Murder.
f n?guls!Uon papers cnjjng unuii Governor
Hlch of jSIi;SQUri to deliver Joe AVllllums,
one of the 'trio' of robbers who murdered
Henry E, NICKoll, to thu local authorities
weio prepared by County Attorney Mag
ney and dispatched on their way, al
though Williams, said he would return
without them. ,
Williams Is charged In two counts with
first degree murder and with murder
while committing a robbery, both capital
offenses. Mary E. Parrlsh, who was ar
rested with Williams, is charged with
the name crimes, but It is said there Is
no probability that she was Implicated
in tho actual commission of the robbery
of Hazel McVey's resort last Thursday
night. After her return to Omaha a dlt
fcrcnt charge probably will bo lodged
Williams Is the man who, Miss McVey
testified at the Inquest, robbed her of
J 1,000 worth of Jewels, but did not do the
hhootlng. The robbers secured tho guns
used at the McVey place by breaking
Into a pawnshop, according to informa
tion secured by the police.
Omnha Police Mnke Cnnturc.
With the Information at hand that Mary
E. Parrislt lived at Skidmorc, Mo., the
t local authorities dispatched Detectives
Fleming and Murphy to that point. Un
der the gulso of horse buyers, they
learned at Skldmoro that Miss Parrlsh
had been visiting her mother there and
that she had Just left for Conception
Mo., with Lloyd Carter.
The pair wus followed there by the
detectives, but succeeded In getting to
(Continued on Page Four.)
Forecast till 7 p. m. Wednesday.
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Temperature nt Omnliu Yesterday.
6 a. in :
fi a. m , 32
7 a. m .11
8 a. m 30
! a. m.. 30
10 a. m 28
11 a. m 23
12 m 28
1 . nr. 2
2 p. m 20
3 p. m 29
4 p. m 27
5 p. m 20
6 p. m 25
7 p. in 24
. S p. m 22
CoraparatlTc Locul Record.
1914. 1913. 1912 1911
Highest yesterday sr, u is 45
Lowest Yesterday 24 1 1 22
Mean temperature 30 8 8 34
Precipitation , 00 .01 ,W T
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 20
Excess for the day 10
Total excess since March 1 11.57
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
Deficiency for the day 02 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1... .24.17 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 4.30 inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1913., 4.08 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, M2..13.58 Inches
Reports from Stations nt 7 I. SI.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain-
01 w earner.
Davenport, cloudy ,
Denver clear. . ...
' p. m. est. fall.
,.. 24 2S .00
.. 2S K .(
..34 38 . 00
., 22 36 .00
., 34 48 .00
...28 36 .0
.. 34 42 .00
...21 36 .00
.. 36 41 .00
.. 26 34 .00
... 36 38 .00
.. 30 36 .00
...00 38 .00
.. 10 21 .01
. 22 28 .0)
1 uciu, unr ....... ......
Jlapid city, clear
Walt IJike City, cloudy..
Santa Fe, clear
Sheridan, cloudy ......
Floux City, snow
T indicates trace or precipitation.
Indicates below zero.
it. A. WELSH. Local Forecaster.
VUmtmtmum i mm mil .11 11 i.W
Message Ever Sent
to Congress Mann
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. "It's a very,
ery fine message. That tells the whole
story. How can anyone say more?" was
Speaker Clark's comment on tho prcsl
"Tho president's plan Is Inadequate,"
declared Representative Murdock of Kan
sas, leader of the house progressives.
"Like all Inadequate plans It will rendor
tho trust evil more acute. It will not
remedy. The president Is well lnten
tloned, but so long as there are reac
tionary forces in his party he cannot get
results in this problem."
"As always, the president speaks
tersely and with clarity," said Vice Presi
dent Marshall. "While It recommends
radical reforms, the message Is couched
In conservative terms."
Representative Underwood, democratic
leader of tho houso, said: "The, president's'
message points the way to progressive
remedial legislation that will relievo the
people of the United States from evil
practices that have sometimes been car
ried on In the past, and at the same
time tho tone of the message Is such that
It leaves no cause for alarm by tho legiti
mate Interests of the country."
Representative Mann, republican leader
of the liousc, characterized tho president!?
message as tlie.BtXftiiffqst nationalist mes
sage ever sent to congress,
'Of course, I am very much pleased
with much of the 'presidents message as
relates to tho Issuance of stocks and
bonds by railroad's. Other propositions
of the president will require careful con
sideration, but his message goes very
far toward favoring the powers of thp
general government at the expense of tho
state governments, and Is the strongest
nationalist messago' over sent to congress.
It will be a bitter pill to our southern
states' rlghtB friends, who have for years
consistently opposed every proposition
favored in the measure, but I hopo that
the republicans will get behind tho presi
dent on some .of the propositions and help
him enact them Into' law."
is Killed While He
Serves a Warrant
MILES CITY, Mont., Jan. 20.-Sherilf
William Moses of Rosebud county was
shot and killed yesterday at Rosebud;
Mrs. John H. Burgess received a rlflo
bullet in her left shoulder, and John 11.
Burgess, formerly a close friend of the
sheriff. Is In Jail, charged with killing
Sheriff Moses was shot when attempt
ing to serve a warrant on Burgess, chare
Ing him with disturbing the peace. Bur
gess was standtn on the porch near his
wife when the sheriff approached, and
then the shooting began. When the fir
ing stopped the sheriff Was dead and Mrs.
Burgess had collapsed. Burgess walked
to the railroad station, rifle in hand, and
announced that ho would await the ar
rival of officials.
Reports of the shooting are conflicting.
One report is that, tho woman . was In
jured when a rifle she brought to the
door of her homo was discharged acci
dentally. Domestic trouble Jn the sheriffs family
had caused an estrangement between him
Law Held Illegal
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Jan. 20. The Wis
consln eugenic law, which provided for
the Issuance of marriage licenses only tin
a certificate of a clean bill ot health,
Including the Wasscrman test, from a
physician, was this afternoon declared
unconstitutional by Judge F, C. Each
wellcr of the circuit court, In allowing a
writ of mandamus. The case will later
go to tho supreme court.
Judge Eschweller held that the eugen
ics law Is of unreasonable statutory lim
itations so far as the. physician's fee Ih
concerned; that It is an unreasonable and
material Impairment of the right of per
sons to enter Into matrimony, and that
It violates the constitution.
Four Children Are
Lost in the Woods
RROSEBURG, Ore., Jan. 20. A score
ot farmers have searched the woods east
of Roseburg since Sunday afternoon for
the four children of Mr. and Mrs.
Mathew Adams. The eldest a girl of 18
years and three boys from S to 14 years
left the ranch home ot their parents,
eleven miles east of Roseburg yesterday
morning to play In a clearing about two
miles distant They did not return.
CLERKS HOLD THE SOUTHERNER
His Opponent Bowled Over Twice
Before Others Interfere.
LEGISLATOR GOES FOR PISTOL
When He Returns Finds Only Func
LOBBY FEE CHARGE STARTS IT
Holme Member Declares to Vote
Increase ot Snlnrles of .Cops In
District MlKht Ilesnlt In
WASHINGTON, Jan. 80.-A flat fight
between Representative Johnson of Ken
tucky and John R. Shields, a Washington
attorney, broko up a meeting today ot
the house committee on District of
Columbia. After the two men had
clashed and several blows woro struck,
Representative Johnson broke away,
shouting: "Get mo my pistol, I'll kill
Mr. Shields was knocked down before
clerks and spectators could quiet the
Clerks held the Kentucklan, but he
broke away and dashed off for his
private room, shouting for his revolver.
A dozen persons were present when
Johnson ran away, but the office soon
was emptied. When Johnson returned
only clerks remained. The Kentucklan
berated them for their Interference and
the Incident closed,
Tho Incident followed a hearing on a
bill to Increase the salaries of policemen,
whom Shields represented.
Representative Johnson declared "he
heard that Mr. Shields had collected a
Krge lobbyist" f((s." and that to vote the
proposed Increase might be "voting some
body a 24,000 or $3,000 lobby fee."
Shields demanded an opportunity to
"reply to false sU ments." and at that
Johnson struck the lawyer.
Dr. Applfeby's Suit
Stirs Up London
LONDON, Jan. 20,-Great interest was
aroused-. today by tho suit to recover
20,ob0 brought by Dr. Ernest Tlllfers'
Appleby, formerly lecturer at tho uni
versity of Minnesota, against Baroness
May de Pallandt, an American woman,
whose relatives live in Chicago nnd who j
twelve years ago was tho wife of BarOn
The suit Is a sequel to a chance meet
ing of the plaintiff and defendant In
1903 on a train. This led to the Infatua
tion of the plaintiff.
Dr. Appleby In his pleadings declared
that tho baroness agreed to repay him
for notoa which ho gave to a Parisian
Jeweler for a string of pearls.
The baroness denied this statement and
says If there was any such agtsjmcnt It
was foundod on "an Immoral considera
tion." She counter claims In tho sum of
$20,000, alleged to be due to her by Dr.
According to the testimony Dr. Appleby
was anxious to marry the baroness, but
Bhe refused. The Parisian Jeweler sued
Dr. Appleby on the notes, which tho
baroness had refused to meet, and tho
present suit followed.
Robbed of Records
by Three Armed Men
CLARKSBURG, W. Va., Jan. 20.-J. R.
Olden, who said he was a union labor
organizer ot Hagcrstown, Md., on his
way to the convention of tho United
Mine Workers of America at Indianapolis,
was robbed of valuable papers on Balti
more & Ohio train No. 1 near Morgan-
town and Kingwood railroad Junction
early today. The robbers escaped and
Olden, guarded by a railroad detective,
continued his Journey,
Olden told the railroad men that he was
playing cards with a stranger, when he
was knocked down from behind, wnen
he recovered consciousness three men,
one of them the man with whom he had
been playing cards, were bending ovor
him, each armed with a pistol. They
told him they wanted no money, but
they wanted his valise, In which were
valuable union organization papers.
Persons In the car attempted to Inter
fere, but were held back by the men
until they gained the vestibule. There
they remained until the train stopped,
and then Jumped from the car and
Miss Holmes, Blind
Poetess, is Dead
NEW YORK, Jan. 30. Miss Alice A.
Holmes, who delighted In the title of
"The Blind Poetess of Jersey City," Is
dead In her home In that city In her 93d
year. Miss Holmes, who was a friend
and schoolmate ot Miss Fanny J. Crosby,
the blind hymn writer, died Sunday, but
tho fact only became generally known to
day. Miss Holmes did not begin to write
poetry until she was more than 25 years
old. She published four volumes, "Poems
by Alice Holmes" (1849); "Arcadian
Leaves" (1868); "Stray Leaves" (1S68) and
"Lost Vision" (18SC). Bhe used to say
that she didn't give her poems to the
world to acquire fame, "but Just to keep
the pot boiling."
On her birthday anniversaries she al
ways put on ner best gown nnd latest
knit shawl and patiently awaited tho
coming ot children ot the neighborhood
and a small circle ot grown ups with
goodies, flowers and best wishes.
Drawn for The Bee by Powell.
WORK ON HOTEL WILL'BEGIN
Preliminaries All Arranged at Meet
ing of Stockholders.
SIGN AND APPROVE CONTRACT
President ot Corporation Reports
that Scvt Hotel Ilnlltllnp; Is
Leased for Twenty Years
at Six Per Cent.
Signing Ct tho contract between offi
cers of. thevDouElustrotftJ -anipiny and
Seldeh-Brcck Construction company, for
erection tf the Fontenello hotel,, and the
re-election of the directors at the second
nnpuat meeting of the hotel company's
stockholders, was yesterday's chapter In
the progress of work oh the new Jl.OCO.CO)
The contract for tho building of the
magnificent structuro was finally com
pleted and approved and was signed yes
terday noon by President Gurdon W
Wattles and Secretary A. U Reed for
tho hotel company, and C. R. Vaughn
of tho contr&ctdrs, who Is vice president
and Omaha manager for the firm. Alter
natives were agreed upon, which will
bring the cost within the $840,000 avail
able for construction work, without Iob
senlug the fireproof qualities, stahlllty.
size, boauty or completeness of the
A penalty of $500 per day for any de
lay In completing the construction work
by January 1, 19J5.- Is provided In the
contract. Work will begin at once, on
the foundation footings.
The directors re-elected at the stock
holders' meeting were:
Gurdon W. Wattles Arthur C. Smith
Joseph H. Millard Victor B. Caldwell
uasper k. yosi Armur u. uranaeis .
Gilbert M. HltchcockPrank T. Hamilton
John L. McCaguo Victor Rosewatcr
Abraham L. Reed Fred A. Nash
Charles T. Kountzo Charles II. Pickens
John It. Kennedy
Directors Will Meet.
Those of the directors who were In the
city met after stockholders' meeting, but
found that a quorum was not present, so
they could not organize for the year.
(Continued on Page Two.)
Canada Asked to
Aid in Protecting
OTTAWA, Ont., Jan. 20. The Canadian
conservation commltteo at its annual
meeting today was asked to old the
American Game Protective association In
obtaining an international treaty to give
migratory birds In Canada the same pro
tection afforded In the United States by
the law passed at the last session of con
gress. Tho request was presented by
William S. Haskell of New York City,
counsel for the association.
"A treaty," said Mr. Haskell, "Is much
more effective than a statute. It Is a
guaranty of the law, Tho United States
government Is Teady to sign such a treaty
The National Capital
Tnrndar, January 20, 1011.
Met at noon and recessed to sit in Joint
session with tho house to hear President
Wilson's messago on trust legislation.
Judiciary committee amended tho work
men's compensation bill to provide thut
It should not curtail the rights of rail
road employes under present laws.
Commerce committee heard advocates
of the Townsend bill to consolidate the
revenue cutter ana lire saving services.
Met at noon, recessed and reassembled
at 12:30 o'clock In Joint session with the
senate to hear president Wilsons ad
Naval committee heard a delegation of
churchmen advocating Secretary Dan
iel's plan for more chaplains.
Representative Borland urged the riv
ers and harbors committee to authorize
further surveys for the lmorovmu.t of
the Missouri river.
Newspaper Men Walk
Thirteen Miles in
New York Aqueduct
NEW YORK, Jan. 20. Through thir
teen miles of darkness, relieved only by
tho lanterns they carried, seven New
York newspaper men plodded in water
and Ice yesturday on the first leg ot tholr
Inspection trip ot 127 miles ot the new
water supply aqueduct from Ashokan
reiorvoir in tho Cutsklll mountains Ur
nro6klyn. Touay tho parly will traverse"
the Bohtfdon tunnel, running' under Shaw
an gunk mountains.
Engineers, who have, been engaged in
tho aqueduct construction since it was
started seven years ago, explained Us
wonders to the newspaper men. Tho start
yesterday was made at the Great Olive
bridge dam, whero tho party entered tho
seventeen-foot tube through which hun
dreds of millions of gallons ot water will
bo supplied to Now York City.
Somo Idea of the Immensity ot tho
aqueduct can be obtained from theBo tig
uros. Length, 127 miles; cost, $177,000,000;
capacity of water supply, 770,000,000 gal
lons; diameter of tube, 17 reet. The aque
duct crosses four rivers and New York
harbor, passing 1,200 feet under the Hud
son below Break Neck mountain; 17,240
men wcro employed seven years on the
work; seven village sites were submerged
and ono railroad removed; water takes
three days to completo tho trip.
Eloping Couple is
Taken After Chase of
Thousands of Miles
LOS ANGBLBS, Cal., Jan. 20.
Tracked by her husband over a trail that
crossed the Canadian boundary three
times, Mrs. Rose Helder, wife of A.
Heldcr. a wealthy citizen of Victoria, U.
C, was arrested todny In compuny with
Kdwln Wright and chargod with having
contributed to the delinquency of her two
minor children. Jack Helder, aged 7, and
Helen, aged 6. The children had accom
panied Mrs. Helder and Wright on all
their (ravels since they left their home
In Victoria. Wright also was arrested.
Mrs. Heldcr, who Is a natlvo of Crewe,
England, aged 30, and Wright, a con
struction engineer from Ireland, aged 27,
left Victoria two months ago. They went
to San Dlego Cal., and, according to
Mr. Helder, doubled back to Winnipeg,
Man. Helder followed them, only to
learn that they had again crossed tho
border and gone to Minneapolis.
When Holder arrived at Mlneapolls
he was told that Wright and Mrs. Helder
and the children had fled to Kansas City.
From Kansas City they camo to Los
Angeles and Holder found them here
NEW YORK, Jan. 20.-Stephen T. Wil
liams, known as the first business effi
ciency expert, and who reorganized more
than 400 of the largest business concerns
In tho country, committed suicide last
night at his home here by shooting him
self In the head. Mr, Williams was 00
years old. It Is understood that In recent
years ho had suffored heavy financial
losses and had been III,
M'CAGUE HEADS CLUB'S
John L. McCague was elected chalrmun
of the executive committee of the Com
mercial club at the first meeting ot the
new commltteo yesterday afternoon. The
comlttee wrestled with the election of a
chairman until 2:35 o'clock, although they
went Into the session shortly after 13
Other candidates In the field were J A,
Sunderland, J A. C. Kennedy and W. V
NEBRASKANS BIG EATERS
Consume More Ice Cream Per Capita
Than All Others in United States.
HARMAN GIVES SOME ADVICE
State I'aro Food Commissioner Tolls
Mnkrrs Prnilnct Shonlil He Pare
llecnuso It Is Consumed
Mostly by YmmRstcrs.
"More, loe-creanvls consumed-percapUa'
In. Nebraska than In any ptllcr .state J"n
t ne union," declared State Pure Food
Commissioner. Clarence II. Harmnu at
Hbtel Romo yesterday at tho fourth
onnual convention uf the Nebraska Asso
ciation of Ice Cream Manufacturers,
"Children cat more than grownups," he
tontlnuod. He asserted tho popularity ot
the frozen dainty In Nebraska was due
to tho high quality of tho product ns
made under tho state's puro food law.
"A few dealers, who want tho 11 per
cent standard of butter fat reduced, havo
argued that It makes tho cream no rich
it is unhealthy," tho food expert said,
"But tho first food that Is over takon
Into tho human stomach contains butter
fat, and It certainly scorns to bo the best
food for babies, so how can It bo un
wholesome for older folks?"
Ho urged that tho association tuke no
action toward a lowering of tho standard,
and said that ho would vigorously prose
ruto all vlolatlors of the law. Although
he had testod samples of all Ico cream
inado In Nobraska, ho told the conven
tion that ho had found vory few thut
were not up to the legal stundard.
Were Ashamed of Product.
"Ico cream manufacturers ten years
ago must have been ashamed to look a
cow In tho face, for their product then
was not mado ot cream," ho asserted.
"Tho Ico cream ot today is an entirely
''The Nebraska standard of 14 per cent
butter fat Is now the highest In tho
.(Continued on Page Two.)
France Will Protest
to Mexico Against
PARIS, Jan. 20. Tho French Foreign
office today Instructed the French min
ister to McxlcaMo protest to Provisional
President Huerta against tho suspension
of the payment of Interest on tho Mexi
can public debt.
The French nolo differentiates between
the loans of 1910 and 1913. Tho first ot
these, secured by 62 per cent ot tho Mexi
can customs dues, received tho formal
approval of the French government,
which authorized tho Hating of the bonds
on the Paris bourse. Tho Foreign offlco
therefore protests on Its own account
agalnet the default of Interest on that
The second protest is made on behalf ot
and at tho request of French bankers In
regard to tho loan of 1913, which was se
cured by 38 per cent of tho Mexican cus
toms dues, but which did not receive the
recognition of the French government
It Is understood the note to Provisional
President Huerta mentions In careful
terms that tho French government will
not now cxerclso Its privilege of forced
collection of tho Mexican customs duties
and tho document is framed In such a
way as to imply tacit support of tho
Mexican policy ot the United States
FAMOUS PICTURE OF
THOMAS CROMWELL SOLD
LONDON, Jan. 20. Holbein's famous
portrait of Thomas Cromwell, earl of
Essex, known a the "Caledon Crom
well," which has been In the possession
of the family of the earl ot Caledon for
many years, has been sold for flSO.000 to
Thomas Agnew & Sons, the London art
dealers. The Cromwell portrait has been
rarely seen at public exhlMtlnpa. The
date is put at about 1532-34
FOR FRIENDLY CO-OPERATION
Publio Sentiment Will No Longer
Tolerate Private Monopoly.
ASKS FOR CHANGES IN THE LAWS
Direct Definition of Restraint of
Trade is Advooated.
WOULD MAKE GUILT PERSONAL
Holding Companies Shold Be Abol
ished and Voting Limited.
REGULATION FOR RAILROADS
Commerce Commission Shonld Be
(J I vrn Power to Control Kerr Is
sues of Capital Abolish In
WASHINGTON, Jan. 20. President Wil
son personally laid beforo a Joint session
ot congress today the fundamental prin
ciples ,of tho domocratla administration's
program for dealing with trusts and "big
bualness." The president presented tho
case, ho said, "as It lies In tho thought
of tho country," reiterating "that pri
vate monopoly Is tndefonslble and Intol
erable," and declaring that conscientious
business men throughout the nation
would not bo satisfied until practices
now deprecated by public opinion as
restraints ot trade and commerce were
"Wo are now about to write the addi
tional articles of our constitution of
peace," said tho president, "the peace
that Is honor and freedom and prosper
ity." Besides suggesting the scope of legis
lation, tho president mode a personal ap
peal for nn atmosphere ot friendliness
and co-operation In congress while
handling tho problem.
"Tho antagonism," he said, "between
business nnd government Is over. Wo
are now about to glvo expression to the
best Judgment ot America, to what wo
know to bo tho business conscience and
honor of tho land. The government and
business men are ready to meet each
othor half way In a common effort to
square business methods with both pub
lic opinion and tho law."
Arrival ot tho President.
The president wast usticcd, Jnto, tho
crowded, chamber at ociock, wnim
iio'audienco rose nnd gave him prolonged
ttpplaudo and cheers. The president to t
his place at the clerk's dosk and begun
reading promptly at 12:20 o'clock. Hla
auditors gavo rapt attention.
The sceno wan a colorful one and no
less dramatic than on any ot tho provlous
occasions when the president, setting
aside precedent that had proyalicd since
Georgo Washington's time, camo to the
hulls ot congress to address the national
legislative body In person. Tho high
banked galleries presented a wave of
color. On tho floor tho legislators In som
ber garb, packed tho hall to Its utmost
corners. Secretaries Garrison. Daniels
and Wilson and Postmaster General
Burleson had seats on the floor and the
other offlcluls were clustered about the
speaker's desk, ullndreds of people,
straining for a glimpse of tho president
nnd unablo to obtain admission packed
tho halls of tho capltol.
Applnune Is frequent.
The round of applause that began when
the president entered was only stilled by
Mr. Wilson's evident deslro to proceed
with his reading, and as ho began In a
clear voice that carried throughout tho
chamber, one might alrnost have heard
a pTn drop.
As tho president read his message of
"Business Peace and Industrial Free
dom," as tho administration supporters
called It, he frequently was Interrupted
wiiu iuiih bi'iiiuubo, auu ai iimes, de
monstrations approaching cheering. Hla
referenco to Interlocking directorates was
received without demonstration, but when
he recommended tho proposal to authorize
the Interstato Commerce commission
to regulato tho financial operations or
the railroads, a burst of applause halted
the reading and tho president had to wait
for It to subside.
His declarations that the laws should
"tear nothing up by tho roots" and that
"no sweeping or novel change Is neces
sary" wero received with attentive si
lonce. Hepubllcan Leader James It. Mann
led the applause that greeted the dec-
(Continued on Pago Four.)
Are you planning; to spend
some of tho cold weather in
If you are you are probably
concerned about your clothes.
Let the advertisements in Tho
Dee help you. The ever far
sighted merchants have fore
seen your possible needa and
are ready to supply you.
Rend about what they have
planned for you and your prob
lem will become a single one.
Midwinter clothes for tropical
wear are of the newest mater
ials and the newest styles. If
you use discrimination and
make your purchase at woll
establlshed shops, your outfit
will serve you well through the
If you wish to buy econom
ically for future as well as im
mediate needs, you will make
no mistake it you go to those
dealers who have proved their
reliability by their advertise
ments in this newspaper.
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