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.Special aeiect??>ss. 15f
A superior blond of selected ?_
Our famous blend. Superior in
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35c lb tin ??8
JAVA AND MOCHA
Finest quality ??-?O
. ataaksjta tuer Holiday Gifts, 2.75
GRAPE FRUIT. Extra Fancy
B? per doren . .75
i - aa? per dozen . 1.00
???. per ?i<>7t-ti . 1.40
M, per l?uen. . ... 1.75
FIGS AND DATES I * u
I i\er F._?. choice, I b : oies .22
1 .aver Figs, ext? quality, ." t lbs. .65
ruile(M'iirs..Atraci.mlity. .'-^Ibs. .75
. sterilised, l II? Imsket? .30
.i7e?d. 1 lb. jir? .38
Pigs? sterihead, 9lb Jars .70
stuffed. 11 o.'. jar? .45
' ..- ami I Mrs. st lifted, lin, mrs .45
GoVdeO l>.tes. 1" ... cartons .09
Mnn.i.'i?. Paper Shell, California .26
Ainiomi?. ?Paps? Shall, Imported .38
IWil Nil ? .11
Kilberta. extra taocy.20
?Yeans. Fain y .25
:t?. California .22
Wilnuts, budded. Californie.28
Walnuts. California Franquette,
I \tra Fancy. 10 lb. I - .35
gUixeii Nur? .20
?^altt-aJ N uta a ad N ut Meal i in variai1/.
RAISINS AND CURRANTS
Weded Ka isins.l'anc v. (a I itorni.i, Fkffe.
Del Mont??. 15 os. cartons . .10
tsei-ded Raisins, Pineal Quality,
Cilifornn. Gold Mudul, i '? or.?. .11
?????-ilrd Uns n?. F iie?t QsjbI if,
??sb. Antler. 16 OB . . r t ? > : - .21
Boedlesu Raisins, Cal fornia, Del
Monte. 1 ". OB. cartons.H
i itm Seedless Raisins, Pirseat
Quality, clean? ci. I?, i./. c arton? .22
> _a Clusters, Fancy ?Spanish,
1 lb. package?.32
?Malaga Clusters, 1 \'r. I
Spanish. 1 lb. tam-v c art?.il* . .45
( 'irrints.cIe.-iiKcl.linest (Quality.
i?.on, cuiuuua . . .14
PLUM PUDDING 'lh ?*?
Richardson A: Robbiaa . .23 .43
'?ratico-Ainer:ciin .27 .47
? rc)S5e&HlHckneirs!Kin:.?l, | .33 .60
WINCE MEAT quarters
?neida t ommunity .. .55
potdon ?*k D.lworth. .68
Mim North's. 1.00
M -s llartia ?..... 1.10
FRUITS IN BRANDY. Etc.
I'.randy lV;n lies. GovdjOU cV Jar
Dilworth. uiiart Mrs. 1.40
.irnndy IVicti'?. Miss North,
quart jars. 1.70
Brandy !'>? ? ">1 s? Martin.
r' jars. 1.75
Urandied Fruit Sedad, .'?<<>/. ji,r?t 1.40
I resh Fruit Salid. '? ??/. Juri .85
M??Iha I'eicli'-s, "1. i (.irden"
jar?, ot :i and 4 IV ic lies.70
Chssrrtes, Plavored Cordial.
1*. cV 1. 6 BU, iars . .25
( hrrrir?, 1? lavored I
P. fcT. If UU, .isr?.40
?asoarogus, Green, I .'.. |i../. Cbb
Large I' \ i. Ni 2.50 .22
.Green, ('.. .
I'. fcT. No : . ; 2.90 .25
???jnaragul I ?pu, ( ?reeu
V. & 1. Nu. I ..in?.... 2.25 .19
CLARETS. Imported .ase bot.
St. Laureat P.fcT. II bota. 5.75 .55
Metfcc, P I l If bota. 6.50 .60
??? Jab?n, H. i. (.. \t bota. 8.50 .80
i. & ?. Kl-ots. 13.25 1.20
fj N Vi 1k''s 100 case additional
WHITE WINES, Imported
Haut Sauternes. ease bot.
P. fcT. It bota. 7.00 .65
tfcsrtun.ee,?Mrt?. Ilbe-ta, 8.50 .80
\ ?a de Gruiseu
?. ?. (. .11 bota. 10.00 .90
I? I t.. Il Ix.ts. 16.50 1.43
'l ' j Ix.ts. 1.00 case additional
HOCK WINES, Imported
J?a ?b en lie i met, CUM
H-nkell s . . M ?K.ts. 7.50 .70
D.inl,?ml ft Ce, l? bato 8.25 .75
H ot h h ei ut er,
Doinhard ft Co. 1? bota. 10.75 1.00
H oc h h ? i m '? r,
Henkells . \i bot? 11.00 1.00
.'t ?_. bot?. 1.00 case udditmiial
MOSELLE WINES, Imported
/eh?nger, euee In.t.
Henkells. lib?la. 8.50 .80
l'.i.i u | e l.r rtfer ,
Henkelt - \i Lots 10.75 1.00
laUMeua II boto. 11.00 1.00
.'t ?j bot s. 1.00 case additional
/.iuf?in?lrl (Claret) P.ftT. <.??e bot.
If tsota 3.50 .30
liiussai Try PffrT'T1-'- 3.75 .40
Fort, including container ...gai. 1.25
Sbari7?iududiMcootuinur .gal. 1.00
Fort, Superior Old.
including container.gal. 1.75
-Sherry. Superior Old.
including container .Ral. 1.50
SHERRY WINES, Imported
K- Deo, Hot.
TopaJIc.r. 900 .80
Femaibf, Brut). 10.50 .90
Garvey. 1150 1.00
Oiorov. 14.50 1.25
Imp?- . 16.50 1.50
V ,lUdo . 16.50 1.50
PORT WINES, IMPORTED
Fort. 9 50 .85
Burgundy. 11.50 1.00
(^srkburnu. MOO 1.25
Sendetnan's Old. 16.50 1.50
I-onrion Dock. 1900 1.75
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Moselle? and Burgundies, Still Wines,
Liquor?, etc, at attractive prices.
AT ALL OUR STORES
GERMANS ON EDGE FOR
DECISIVE NAVAL BATTLE
Sure Superiority in Tonnage and Metal-Throw?
ing Ability of English Will Not Be
TRIBUNE MAN TELLS OF KIEL VISIT
Sees Dreadnought in Action with Imaginary British
\\ arship?Submarines Also Put Through Their
Paces for Him?Making Torpedoes.
i A ?aj Bita
ki-isei'? navy seeing the fevoiish i
against time la the huge ?. h i p y u
and the imperial **B?*BSS>works; wn
l?g the ?run er?-*.*. ? of i? Herman <lri
nought beiag waiMod into shape
enthusiastic ?'coach?-?" for thr
great death grapple with the Hril
which thev were all -uro was to co
and they hoped sooni, witnessing
tinal tuning up of the newest ??n?l la
e-t (iermsn submarine, who-e boy
commander modestly sal?! he wan
ta bag a "I.ior." Bf ;i MTis*a? Bf
' Aj..v." though he wou'd take a sho
S King Geo.gc If nothing better
leii-ii !>uch was the eye-opening
?? which the courtesy of th?
thOfities enabled The New York Ti
une corie-pondcnt to have.
?lulgiiiff by the two ?core or m
? who were "sampled" in cotiv
satien, the young German navy i
not B?ae* its head turned by its mil
?BCBSBaaa, bat is undeniably in b
spirits and full of whimsical humoi
tas expense of the Kngli?h. As a I
nificant illustration of the DOB na
morale, one of the officeis With m'
seriousness scribbled an invitation
the back of a menu card to came i
take part in "a little submarine pr
tice, during which at least four K
lish eralaer? or better Bill as sa
wind and weather permitting." "
could not think of offering you 1
than four because three is already
old story." he laughingly explain
addinj; that "wind" aras metaphori
foi Wil.-ton ? hurchill.
Ne** Submarine Inspected.
The whimsical invitation wa?
treated, and while "wind and weat
im! not permit." a very thorough
ipeatlon was afforded of the r
super-dreadnought submarine U-82.
about 1,000 tons and nearly 200 f
long, it carries a complement of tin
and rr.en and six torpedc
Her youngish commander. Ober Li
tenant Freiherr Spiegel von und
something or other, thought it higi
probable that U-S2 would get her b;
tism of North Sea water in the not <J
tant future and recited a lift of El
. per-dreudnought? which he hoj
and would be delighted to BUT-St "Eb]
cially the Ajax." he -u;<!. with a "c
l-etoi-e-eating-canai | " SBnilS. "? hi
some friends on the Aja\ I had so
friends on the Ajax," he corrected hi
Self, with magnificent emphasis on l
Then, standing on the commande
N-wer, he showed how simple o boat
was. after all, He turned the perisco
around until a German dreadnouf
swam into the field of vision, allow
The Tribune correspondent to have
peep through the eyepiece, pointed
i the dial that showed just how far t
submarine was beneath the surfa
explained how by pulling a lever he
! and a handle there the boat was m.i
u-uvred into f.rin? position and then
nothing more to do but press ?an el?
trie button to lire a torpedo in one
the two bow tubes, anothei batton
lire off the second tube, two more bi
: lions to "-hoot" the two I
That was all there ? ?. te
Junior officers un.l crew weie a!
looking forward to "getting away''
. pleasare excursion, and so are
the mea of the smaller V-7, I
-hip nf the fatai h ich era? ??
bi eoBBorl '?? ;
I'layed Harmonics a? Ship? Sank.
Being a - ibnai me iiero i
laaxaltlag busineas, bower?
according to the .-tory tic.lite,1 to
number of the crew (.t the U-f. "Th
? me the lion Cross, but I'm su
I don't know who-, for," be said,
didn't do anything. We ilidn't kiu
what wa? going on. I was playing tl
harmonica at the time, when we %*,?
?told three Knglisii emiseri hail be1
It was particulai. | . howev?
'hat among the naval ?itli< ? ?
sailors one did not And thl
hatred oi Kngland atol the Englii
which one su Invariably meets amot
?iimy officers and soldier? in the tie
; and landsmen generally. The offie;
? an report oi the dOBtrOCtlOB I
Audacious had Just become ?low
1 in Kiel, but there Was BO gloating ai
-ration, liquid or otherwis
' The officers at BBC? recalled that tl
, Audacious had been a member of tl
I visiting British sqaadroB during Ki
?reek, in June *?? splendid ?hip" hi
made no other comment.
A lieutenant commander (who
;nto official trouble if h;s nttn
? punted? said to the Tribune co
indent: "We eonaidei il an bom
i to light ?.gaunt the English. The Kt,|
Mish naval officer is always a genth
man. Hit the .lap- tie-acheiou?, ye
low curs just let them one- come. '\Y
no use for them. I he English, tl
French, and e\en the Russian .?? e- i..
. but not the Japs
Alter the inspection oi submarine
programme called foi a sail aroun
K;?l Harbor in a steam pinnace, ?her
two battle squadron- one oi
ilieadnoughts, the other rompu ? I ?
, an equal number of older battleship?
riding at anchor, but whethf
the; wore just comi-ag or going, o
?rere permanent "rata to h
'dug out of their holes," as the Englii
.'cornfully chaiged the Tribune corn
pondent ama unable to extract froi
Also there was a littl
miae layar, name carefully painted cm
steam up and decks freighted wit
lows of mines, all neatly numbeiej
A visit aras next paid to one of thai
dreadnought-, the Markgrat, arher
(aptain-at-sea Nnrdinan and hii ofleei
did the honors and conferred on Th
, Tribune- cone.-pondent the freedom <
? the ?hip. All the gun crew? ware be
nig driven at top speed, .-ome in pan
i tomime shadoa practice others witl
, real shells. About live hours a day t
gun drill is now the rule, your corre?
spondent was told, as many of the mci
are reservists, thuty to thirty-foui
years old, and need plenty of work tc
ink" the kinks out of them. The)
' looked like a particularly line lot ol
men, and went at the work as if they
were playing a game.
A first lieutenant, who proved to havf
an American wife, in addition to a good
American accent, invited the American
v,-itor to hi? forward turret, where he
proudly put his two 18-lneh bbbi
thiougb their paces. "An tnglish
dreadnought is about seven miles
away," h? suggested, thaa t-lew his
tin whistle and the ran eraws -tood at
attention; then for the next ten minutes
pandemonium reigned in the 12-inch
turret all make-believe, but the men
treat to 11 H.4 if it were the real thing.
A touch of realism was added when
one of the 12-mch gun? Jammed hi.iI
when the lieutenant shouted the last
desperate order, given when the whole
EUn new has be*?'?- put out O? action,
and from bslam a fresh lot ot gunners
vwarmed up to take their place- '1
can bre a ?hot every twenty BOesaBs
that is. each k11" SVOfJ foit] IOCS
the lieutenant explained.
All of the t'. men guns on both
of the Markgraf were in mock a
getting the men on edge for the
Battle with the Engliah; i?ut we
tU he careful, tec., thut the men
.rtrained," un afleo! expli
It reminded one of the la??t praeti
a championship Harvard football
getting rendy for Yale.
Vt Torpedo Practice.
In the hospital ward Others
getting practical instruction la
aid woik. while the more "serie
wounded" were being carried in
placed on operating tablea, Kl sew
[fl the dreudnought imaginary
were being sKtlnguished, and ?
?possible contingency waa aupurt
being practised for. Other sailors
? ?.iaping off the last eus
of paint on the ?alls of ti..
Perhaps most interesting of
was the torpedo practice, "under b
conditions." To save time the w
was not pumped out of the tor
tube? before reloading, as in p
practice, but allowed to flood the r?
inches deep. Here, too, the men '
bing driven along at high pr?s
and were 'clocked kfl the fast
of 1 minute f> seconds for swingii
torpedo down from the ceiling <w
Si] spare torpedos were fastened', i
?lug it into the torpedo tube and r
ing ready to fire.
Five o'clock tea in the captain's r
si owed tltete'wa? no prejudice an
German naval officers against cont
inR a typically Ettgtiah custom. 1
The Tribune eorrospoadent took a
at the captain's handbook of the na
of all UUtione, und noticed that in
list of British ship? the Audaci
riegue, Abeukir, Cress? and many o
names liad been neatly crossed thrri
with blue pencil, with a marginal
tation of the dates on which they
Busy in Nave Yard.
The correspondent was also pen
ted to make a tour of the huge n
yar<|. where construction work is bl
pushed day and Bight, MOO men Wt
ing by day and .'?.('00 at night. It
already dark, ami the work of tin!
and boiler building and so forth
being carried on by the light of (
a few small lanterna. The Kais.
navy yard and all hi- Imperial ma,
ty'e workshops reminded one stror
of London by night, and one was
surprised when the superintendent I
, that the lack of illumination wa:
precautionary measure against a j
| sible visit of hostile airmen "tlioi
j none has come so far," he added.
Utmost significance ran be attac'
! to the interesting fact that work ll
benig pushed Bfl those lighting sh
tinder construction which could
possibly he finished under a year, wl
the main effort is being devoted
those which will be in lighting trim
. three months or less. Interesting a
was the sight of the Kaiser? \a.
The llohenzollern, looking smgula
forlorn, at one of the dock?. It \
conspicuous because II wa? the o
ship still painted white An officer
plained that it ii "of absolutely
i.t the present wui time.
Another curiosity was the old v
eran battleship Oldenburg, in dryde
' completely riddled by shells and n
being hurriedly patched An officer i
? d that the old Oldenb .
is BOW ;i new dreadnought of the sa
name i was used for target praeti
had been lUflat only last Week, i.nd be
raised aga.n, and was being patched
serve a- u target orne more.
Anothei interesting phase of the w
? oted at the imperial torpe
, work?; at Friodriehsort, where werfe
alea t.?'ing pushed highi and ft
Three thousaod are at work here, a
the nporintendent Jokingly said th
'glad t.. say they were able
" with Captai.. Weddigen's ?J
tnand" W-ddigen, of course, being t
Idolised eommandei ai l) 9, in pea
times it took -even months to turn o
a torpedo ready tor- the water' !..
the plant il being worked so that in
torpedoes ?? turned out in fe
month-. A nimble through these win
gave on.- the imorossioii that t!.?- Qa
minis weie not likely to run out of tu
pedoes duiing the course of the wt
H!..i 'hat then submarines need not
sparing of ammunition.
Incidentally, there is almos' a? nun
mystery about Oormany'a new mod
submarines a? about the 4J centimet
mortara, but h Bavai eonatmetor let tl
secret partly out of the bag. In dl
cussing the m?rita of lubmarinea l
remarked: "The last twenty we bui
bare been satisfactory in every way
The Friedrichsoli works are uorkii
' night and day. not only on new to
aa, but al>o in building torpee
tub.-- for the new anits ander eoastru
'IhPie was an interesting uniformii
? ' ' ersal ion of ttie afleers ;
All were looking; forward I
' taking part in the great deciding ni
engagement All wen i ertain thi
would i eme, All equally
? .?te.c that the German ships wei
afraid to come out and tight.
"The Pr.glish ?.ill find Herman ?a
iships in the North Sea now if the
will ?o in and look for them," one ul
"The British numerical supet-iont
is chiefly in the smaller ships," ar
other laid "In dieailnoughls we ar
riot at such a great disadvantage. Hu
me re superiority in tonnage and metal
throwing ability will not be the decid
Ing faet?n IB the gieat battle. w
GsnUUns do not fear this tulvaptag
o? the British.'' But BOBS of thei
would hazard a vague guess as t
? "the big battle" would tab
FOOD PRICES SOAR
IN GREAT BRITAIN
John Bull's Christmas Dinnei
Will Cost 50 Per Cent More
n ? sas? u ras tu
Louden, DUC. If?. John Hull's Christ
mas dinner will cost him fully 17 to 2?
1 per cent more '.han it did last year
i For the best of reasons prices aie K
1 per cent higher as the ?result of war
with Turkey and the cutting off of the
best supplie?. Food prices quoted here
to-day show butter at the highest
pri?e it has been tor many ;, ear?, some
grades beim; :;K cents a pound.
According to figures compiled by the
Hoard of Trade the level of prices in
the big towns is 17 per cent higher
than live months ago, and lo per cent
in the small towns. Comparison is
made with Berlin figures which showed
more than 10 per cent increase In Ou*
; tober. and which have probably in?
creased since then. Kt'Rs alio are high
j here, for trade with Denmark is much
i hampered bv mining the North Sea.
HALL OF CONGRESS
Moon Bids Heflin ,4Coine
Outside" at Charge
SUMMONED BY CMAIR
Affair an Echo of Postoftice
Committee Chairman's Out
hurst of Friday.
I from Tli? TVIbiiii- ll'K.an I
\\ ashinglon, nee. I?, i ne muht ...
dsy atsgeel another of the iicbt light? ?
?huh oci Hsionaliy enliven tin- activi?
ties of that body. anil, as usu: 1, (here
BBS an unaccepted invitation to "come
out?ide.'' Representative lleflm, of Ala?
bama, and K?p*i'?cntati\i' Moon, of
rSMSSSaa, chairman of the IVstoftlrc
Committee*, were the principals in the
Representative Frank ('lark, of Flor?
ida, held out his luitiel between the two
belligerents, although they were lifteen |
feet apart .Mr. (lurk said soothingly:
"Gentlemen! Gentlemen' " Then the
sergcant-Bt-nrma showed ?i *UI of activ-'
ity. anei the two pro?pect i\ ?? < oinhatants
took their seats.
The affair was an echo o! the charge
made in the House late yesterday by
Mr. Moon that Democrats who changed i
their votes on n rule to make privileged
certain legislation in the postoffice ap?
propriation bill were traitors to the
Democratic party and that railroad in?
fluences were at work on the Demo?
Mr. lleflin, who was among the Dem?
ocrats arraigned by their colleague,
arose to-day and indignantly refuted
the insinuation. He read Mr. Moon's
accusations that these men acted "like
craven cowards, destroying every ves?
tige of self-respect a Democrat should
"Yes, und that is what you did, too!"
shouted Mr. Moon to-day.
"I nlrue!" Shouts Heflin.
"1 i.enonnce the statement as untrue
ii ;>i a? 1 am concerned!" yelled Mi
Heflin, his ?bcp assuming the color
of his red necktie.
"But there is the record. The gen?
tleman will not say to me outside that
anything 1 saw is untrue," retorted Mr.
"1 will say anything to you outside
that I Bay to yon Inside, responded
Mi. lleflm, advancing -lowly from his
"I ?ay your statement is untrue; [1
sny it right now!" shouted Mi. Moon.
Much confusion exieted la the cham?
ber at this juncture, and Mr. Donovan,
of Connecticut, called loudly for order,
meanwhile noting the absence of a
quorum. Mi. Saunder?, of Virginia,
occupying the chair, said a quorum ap?
peared to he present, but acknowledged
the House seemed a hit ?by on order.
"Tue seregant Rt arm? will see that
members take tBeil -ea'-," said ("hair
man Saunder?, adding to the hubbub
with a vigorou? bang of the gaTaL
it" Mfgeaat at arm? dashed through
th? doorway and sprang nimbly up th-*
hut both nemoen meanwhile
?h Mr. Moon later asserted that
he hail nothing to retract, and that
while he did rot charge any member
with corruption, the circumstances at
tending the rote yesterday indicated
that "railroad influences" were* respon?
sible for the di feat of the rule. Every
member, ?aid Mi. Moon, had a right to
hi? i idgment on the fac? pn ?*r.t?"i.
and his judgment Baa that in rejecting
the rule Democrats, from Alabama and
elsewhere, bad proved recreant to the
pai ?.. and il ? (oadai
House Rescinds \clion.
Tue House afterward tat
action on the special rule.
v the instance of Mr. Moon ai
Postofflee Department, the nil?' a
wlitten to-day and peace wa-. restored
with th<- adoption of the amended rule-.
The items relative to the rural mail
deliver] and postmasters wer?* elimi
i ated. hut the railway mail pay adju-t
ment i- an.".' i- 'i > several leg)
ridera retained anil made not subject
to a poin' of order during debate on
CLEARY FREE; JURY
OUT SIX HOURS
i ..ni ?mini from pase I
then -warming, unrestrained, about the
The impreeaion ?as that the jury
would be out lot several hours. The
hllal BOrd? in District Attorney
Qagan'l summing up practically pre?
cluded all possibility of a first degree
verdict, and many persona figurad tha*
an Bdd-SOUnding request by the prose?
cution al the conclusion of .Justice
Morschauser'i charge suggested a plea
The court laid ?low n
charge a* .". : 0 3 o'clock, and then said)
"Are there any request? from coun
sel im char)
l- tank Comesh). i
i leary, started from bi? -e-a* and then
sal down quickly.
"Come* on, gentlemen." the co I
marked, "have you any points on which
-, oi de- ne me to charge '."'
I'istrict Attorney Gagan rose.
"I request you to charge that the de?
fendant is presumed innocent until he
i- proved guilty beyond a reasonable
doubt," said Gagan.
"I have charged that aiieadv," said
Comesky got up and ?aid, falteringly,
"I agree With Mr. Gagan. I ask you
to charge that the defem
"N'o.v. I ti 11 y BU 1 BS that
already.' the court exclaimed testily.
"1 know what I have charged."
Qagaa ami Comeek) eat down, their
I expressions showing they -till doubted.
So Justice* Morachauaer re-read an
early paragraph in hi- charge, bringing
out clearly what the attorneys had re
\.in.n ( jusc?. Vinii/emrnt.
Coasiderable amazement resulted
I from Mr. Gagan's singulor request,
which would not have been the case
had the quoetion originated with the
law \ ei who was retained to procure
The judge- again asked if there were
any further requests, and. receiving no
answer, ordered the deputy sheriffs in
charge of the jury to be BWOIB in
again. This over, the jury retired.
Claaty appeared hopeful when he
?was returned to his cell in the jail,
'which adjoins the courthouse. He had
said a few words to his wife, who A-as
[Crying, and had placed h:s right arm
affectionately on her shoulder. He left
| her when Comesky stepped over and
. told her to keep up.
/ Several women crowded up to Mrs.
Cleary to offer sympathy, but Mr.
Comesky assured them that their com?
forting remark? were unnecessary.
Mrs. Cleary remained in the court for
a half hour longer, and then went to
the jail to have dinner with her hu?
j band. Ambrose* Cleary, the slayer's
brother, ate dinner alone at s hotel
across the rosd.
I he judge'a charge consumed just
one hour. Hu began by reciting the
iiftails of tha indictment, and, It.
speaking of the legal presumption of
innocence, said: "You have heard vari
?u? witnesses for the defence testify
that the defendant was of good char?
acter. That evidence may in itself
laise a reasonable doubt, no matter
how stronr the evidence against him."
Of the i|ues.nin of premeditation lie
said, among other things:
"The mind sometimes act? with a
celerity impos?ihle to measure."
Kach witness was discussed briefly
b) the court.
"'I here waa a scene in this court
room ye?tenlav," he went on. toward
the close, "which, unfortunately, M
one Could help, and which should not
affect you The daughter came in after
the mother had left the stand, and
what followed the girl's entrance, ?o
fsr *f> it preceded her taking the
atand haa no place in a case of this
"Voluntary intoxication," he said,
speaking of that part of the defence
embracing It, "is not an excuse f..i
crime. Finally, understand this, the
state lue ii"' aal eungauueu, hut the
law must lie preoervod "
The cou 11 delinee) tir?t and ?econel
logres murder and first and second
District Attorney GugUU's -umming
up ssi: begun at 11:07 a. m. Mr. (is
? m had a much larger audience than
Mr. Cemeekv, who. beginning his final
idea to the jury at 9:07, finished at
Cleary was as composed a? usual
throughout the morning, but his wife
hit her lower lip intermittently and
very frequent teari started to her
??;. es. not because of any specific de?
velopment but purely because of the
steady prelim? of worry since the
Mrs. Anna Cleary Newman. ( Il
laughter, was not in cour? when 'he
verdict was returned. She liad not
appeared in court during the day, and
it waa said ?he had returned to her
home in New Vork.
The news of the acquittal of her
father was communicated to the young
widow last night, but efforts to see!
or talk with her were unavailing. The
negro hallboy, obeying orders to keep
Mrs. Newman from being seen, denied
she was in the house.
MOOSE IS ALMOST
DEAD, SAYS TAF1
Ex-President Tells Detroiters Ht
Is Cilad Party Has Nearly
Ceased To Be.
l>eti.,,i, Dec. 111. "The initiative
referendum and recall are a complet
negation of the representative systen
established by the Pilgrims atiel Puri
tUUe." declared ex-President Taft in ar
a?ldrens to-night at the annual ?linne
of the New England Society of Detroit
"The g mutual debt we owe the Pit
grim? and Puritan?? is for the prlacipl?
<if representative government. The mi
tiative, referendum and recall are i
reversion to ..n earlier type of pur*
democracy that failed in Athens urn:
Koine anil that always has failed when
i! has had a trial in any community
except a small community, under pe?
culiar conditions different from "
"LefietatiOfl should be discussed and
?.mild he formulated to meet the de?
fects that come out in eliscussie n. That
is what legislators are for. The de?
tail- of legislation involve' that con?
structive ability that only experts i;u
be expected to have. The initiative
gives to a small p. rcentage of the
ele e ?orate an opportunity to compel the
whole, electorate te> continue to fOtC on
referenelum. anil increases their elec?
toral eluties beyond the point where
they are wil ing to perform them. The
ceinsee,uence is that, instead of stimu?
lating attention te> electoral dutiee.
these new nostrums tire the veiters and
! ave the government to the control of
a small minority.
"The recall is an Institution cilcu
lated to take all the courage and .?i!r
ening out of public officials ami to
make ?Jy public.- agent' lelljrflsh in
the most eenatructtvc wors in:'
to them, n hung the I.usines? of the
people. It has the stronges' tendency
to limit public aervante to a iis'ii'ss
and colorless performance of their du?
order not to arou the enmity
of any one.
"I am glad to see, from 'ho results
of the last election, that this cult f
pure democracy is losing its fascina?
tion, and that the party which is chiefly
responsible for its spread has almost
wholly ceased to be."
SAY GOFTHALS ERRED
British Assert Collier Accuse
of Violation Had No Wireless
Waahington, Dec. 19. C'oloni
j Goethols, Governor of the Canal Zom
according to information received b
(he Uritish Embassy to-dajr, and whic
was communicated to the jltote Depon
ment, has found that the Hritiah coll!?
which was thought to have violated th
neutrality of the Panama Cans! Zon
waters by ?ending a wireless mesaag
had no wireless equipment. It i
understood the violating message wa
sent by another Iritis'" ship which wa
outside th? three-mile limit.
The State, War anel Navy depart
? ments now are perplexed as to th<
ieletitity of th<* ship whose wireless ap
poratus was removed by Ensign Will
lumsoii a week ago.
! DEFENCES NEAR
Board to Say if Foreign Naval
Guns Outrange U. S. Forti?
ll'riim TV Tribune Bur<*?u |
Washington, Dec. It, Secretary Gar?
rison was in conference with members
of hin recently created special commis?
sion for investigation of coost defences
to-day. The commiasion is ready to re?
It has been pointed out that one of
the principal dehri?ncies of the present
sv-teni of coast defences is th range
of th? heavy coast artillery. Its cal?
ibre is another question. The i.ewer
ships of European navies are at pr?s- '
ent being equipped with a modern 15
inch gun, the range of which exceeds |
the range of the present 1 1-inch guns '
of the United States fortifications at ,
Panama by more than .1,000 yards. It
:s also saiel to exceed in range the .
latest U-inch guns of the. United States
by h.O'.il yards
Secretary Garrison said to-dsy he
had appointed the board because of
On Their Way
to our Xmaa ?J,
Il A. M. to I /'. M.
Kr* HO h I All?.Il NOM
fit? W la? .?S?-*.--._.?..
tttti a*, jji
representation? that the ? .
creased power and range <,f naval ard?
nance had placed the exiatiag cr.,,
fence armament at a diaadva
wished to aiicertain the fMrt? a
the representations were well f..
to consider what measures ihoola fea
taken to strengthen the ahore bo?
WOULD END ARMY LIMIT
Bill for Increase of Twenty
five Regiments of Regulars.
Washington, De*. 19, An increase of
twenty-five regimen's in
armv was proponed ?B a bill I .:..iur?.
in the House to-day b i
Anthony. Five add.tional h
artillery, fi'-e of cavalry and : "????n p'
infantry would be provi?!"!. ai d th?
present law limiting the army te !"? ?
000 men woul.i be repealed.
Appropriations of $400.000 for avi?
ation and $50,000 for armor?d ?'im?
mobiles, in view of the use of the Ut?
ter in the European war, an? Indasled
in the bill.
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