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TAFT REFUSES MORSE'S
APPEAL FOR PARDON '
Washington, Nov. 24. Charles
W. Morse, NewYork banker and
"ice king' now insthe federal p'ri
soh at Atlanta, hasmade another
appeal to President Taft. through
his lawyers, for pardon.
An immediate pardon for
Morse was asked, on the ground'
that the banker has so failed in
health as to be near death.
The presideht refusedto-.grarit
the pardon ! j
The following statement was
given out at the Wrfte Hquse of
fices this, afternoon, while the
cabinet was still in session i
"Application has teen made to
the president on behalf of Charles
W. Morse, for a commutation of
his sentence based on his present
state of health, which is repre
sented to be 'very serious.
S'By the president's direction,
the attorney general has directed
the warden of the Atlanta peni
tentiaryto transfer Mr Morse to
the TJ. S. Army Hospital at Fort
McPherson, Atlanta, where he
will have the best possible care
, and medical treatment, while Still
remaining in the custody of the
) PACKERS WANT DELAY
This afternobn, counsel for the
packers petitioned JudgelCarpen
ter to postpone the trial of the
ten Beef Baron millionaires on
conspiracy charges under the
Sherman law, until after Deceht--ber
The .petition recited thgt tKe
continuance was .asked lnorder I
tKafc the supreme court of tKe
U. S. might receive ah appveal in
the hebeas corpus case.
r 6hie.f Justice White yesterday -refused'
to grantf t)ie.beef men a
stay on his own 'authority, but
agreed to call th;e jmaitfer before"
tjie ftiU' bench ofthec6urt. His'
action gave the -peckers' attbr-.
neys another peg on which to
Kang an appeal fon more delay.
O'NEjYEAR IN-PEN FOR
IHRE,OF "TAR PART Y"
Lincoln Center, Kas., Nov. 24.
Everett G. Clark, Watson
Scrdnton arjd Jay Eitzwater,.
three members of the Kansas ta$r
party," who pleaded guilty, Nov.;
16, to tarritfg Mifcs Mary Cham-
berlain, Beverly school .teacher,1
tdday were sentenced to one year,
in jail cjich by' Judge Dallas:
At ll :45 the jury which is con-,
srdering the case of Sherill Clark
A. N. Simms and John Schmidt,
charged with complicity fn the
case, came into court and asked
for a copy of the testimony of the
Tokio hasxa siege gun, captur-
-ed irorh the Russians in the late!
war. It is set on a pedestal as a
memorial. Providence hurry the'
day when all guns will be used
only 'as memorials. &&&&
Speed, speed, speed if .Whit
wont we do to shorten distances
and increase'our speed? A new;'