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millionaire beef barrons, being "different,!
omit formality of attending own -trial '
- There certainly was a winder
ful sights at the trial of the ten
millionaire packers in Judge Car
penter's court today.
i When an ordinary man-is tried
on a criminal charge, he gener
ally is expected to attend the
, If he doesn't expect it, a court
bailiff explains the situation to
Not so with the millionaire
packers. They're "different!"
. Today, seven of the indicted
packers omitted to come to their
Their attorneys explained that
they were "busy at the yards."
The announcement caused
much speculation, especially in
view .of the fact that one of the
direct charges of the government
against the beef trust barons, is
that they have formed a habit of
meeting every Thursday and "fix
ing" prices. ,
. This -is" Thursday.
"" k Of course, it is impossible that
lie men now on trial under a
criminal charge, facing jail sen
tences, 'should be happily pursu
ing the very things for which
tney are being tried 'in absentia,
as it were.
Still, it's peculiar.
The three packers who contriv
ed to drag themselves into court,
r Louis H. Heyman, Edward Til
den and Arthur Meeker. '-
Those, who were "busy at the
J.'Pgden Armour, he of the
correct disposition " :and the
gloomy look, who thinks the very
idea of his being tried i'sJ an out
rage. Louis F. Swift, Edward F.
Swift and Charles H. Swift. (All
the little Swifts as 'you might
say-) - ' ."- 'i-
Edward f Morris, .Thomas J
O'Connors rand Francis; A: Fow
ler. ; -
Let us hope they have a good
time at the "yards." .
There wasn't any other special
J. Ogden Armour.
sensation atUhe trial .today, ex-'
ept that Thomas E. Brown, 221
North Charlesstreet,,one of the"
jurors tentatively accepted by the
government, collapsed from heart
disease just "before the nan re
Doctors were summoned for
Brown, andfhe probably -will be
terfCiiiiifek Wiv -i.