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-AFTER EIGHT YEARS' EVASION, TEN MILLIONAIRE
PACKERS AT LAST GO TO TRIAL
To the surprise of the govern
ment, the ten millionaire heads of
the Beef Trust made no attempt
to evade going to trial before
Federal Judge Carpenter of the
"district court today.
Theipackers pleaded not guilty
,to the indictments charging them
with criminal conspiracy in re
straint of trade.
In 1903, the packers were first
indicted. Since then they have
contrived to avoid standing trial
by every legal move that was
known to or could be thought up
'by their attorneys.
When the supreme court of
the United States yesterday re
lused to grant the packers a stay
of the trial before Judge Carpen
ter, itmade a little reservation.
' It said it would not hand down
ia decision on the constitutionality
o the criminal section of the
Sherman anti-trust law under
which the packers are yidicted
' at this time.
Probably it wont hand down a
decision for two years or so.
t And there is not much chance
'of getting the packers behind
v liare until the supreme court does
""hand down a decision.
Still the government is tri-
tiiiiphant today, and with cause.
Just prior to the non recess
jieer were then eleven men in the
ox, temporarily passed by the
prosecution, but still subject to
Shtiitl after the trial opened.
,.31 of L cJindicled packers cntcicd
the court room and took seats
near their counsel.
THE FATAL OMISSION
By Berton Braley.
Carnegie's made a careful list
of all the Great,
Hischoice has been much scorned
In every states
It also has been greatly praised
By quite a few,
In fact, Carnegie's list has raised
A great to-do.
I must confess I find scant fault
With what he's done,
He's very welcome to exalt 1 t'
I might not choose the self same
Were I to name
Or try to fill upon the spot,
"A Hall of Fame.
Yet that in no way proves unwise
Carnegie's roll ;
One thing alone I criticise
Out of the whole;
His "great ones", sit on glory's
Beyond a doubt,
But still his list is not complete
He's left Me out!
NEW TALE FOR OLD
Mary, Mary, quite contrary,
How doesyour garden grow?
With, silvery bells and crockery '
And a couple of strips of on