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swindlers and the detectives who pro
Tom Kerwin, loop saloonkeeper,
held by Hoyne through an alleged in
timacy with the Ed Rice gang of
swindlers, has been booked at the
Hyde Park station on three charges.
That he aided in the swindle of
Theodore Russell. Jefferson, Iowa,
out of $5,000 on Sept 15, 1914.
That he helped defraud Allen
Probst, Chicago, out of $11,000 on
That he was a party to the swind
ling of William K. Knox, Chicago, out
of $7,500 on Sept. 22.
"WE HAVE NOT BEEN NEGLIGENT
OF NATIONAL DEFENSE"
Washington, Dec. 8. Congress
listened to President Wilson's view on
legislation today. The chief execu
tive, in accordance with the custom
he himself revived, delivered his reg
ular message in person to a joint ses-'
sion. He outlined as follows what in
his opinion are the chief problems of
legislation now confronting the final
session of the 63d congress.
"While we have worked at our
tasks of peace the circumstances of
the whole age have been altered by
"We face new tasks without par
tisan feeling, like men who have for
gotten everything but -a common
"War has interrupted the means of
trade not only but also the processes
"What interets us just now is not
the explanation but the fact, and our
duty and opportunity in the presence
"We have grossly erred in the way
in which we have stunted and hind
ered the development of our mer
"We have year after year debated
without end or conclusion the best
policy to pursue with regard to the
use of the ores and forests and water
"We withheld by regulation. Rem
edy and correct these mistakes and
omissions. Time and circumstances
are extraordinary so must our efforts
"Give a large self-government to
the people of the Philippines."
"The government must open our
gates of trade to South America, open
them wide, before streams of mer
chandise will flow through them."
"It is a matter of deep regret that
the great subject of rural credits re
mains to be dealt with; but the diffi
culties of the subject have rendered,
it impossible to complete a bill for
passage at the present session."
"To defend ourselves against at
tack We have always found means
to do that and shall find them when
ver it is necessary without calling our
people away from the necessary tasks
to render compulsqry military service
in times of peace."
"It is right that the national guard
of the United States should be devel
oped and strengthened by every
means which are not inconsistent
with our obligations to our own peo
ple and with the established policy of
"Our policy (on war preparedness)
will not be for an occasion. It will
be conceived as a permanent and set
"We have not been negligent of na
tional defense. WTe are not unmind
ful of the great responsibility resting
upon us. We shall learn and profit
by the lesson of every new circumstance."
TO GET CAR SERVICE
Residents of the lower North Side
will soon be furnished with transpor
tation on East Chicago av. to the
lake. Aid. Geiger announced last
night that the Lincoln Park commis-'
sioners and the Holy Name Cathedral
had withdrawn objections and work1
could be started. ' "