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BEEF TRUST BARONE PUT
3 ONE OVER ON US.- '
" "I believe that in' this case, a
writ pf habeas corpus should, hot
issue. " " '
"I "believe that the governlrfent
should be able to convince Judge
Kohlsaat at the cheating tomor
row morning that no writ should
issue for the packers at this time.
"I believe thoroughly and hon
estly in the justice.of Jthe conten
tion that the,.United- States gov
ernment has:made. agarrist the
packers for, alleged: violations af
the Sherman anti-trust law.-" U.
S. District Attorney- James H.
The indicted,packers making a
grandstand play that they were
in danger of going to jail, appear
ed before Judge Kohlsaat-with
their attorneys j yesferdayVafter
noon and secured r" relief in .the
form,of writs of habeas corpus.
Counsel for JtKe packers called
Judge Kohlsaathy telephone yes
terday afternoon, made an ap
pointment ih. the court roomJFor
late in the day, brought in the
magnates, withdrew their bail of
$30,000a piece, and. applied for a
writ of habeas corpus "to free
them frqm confinement."
Judge Kohlsaat granted it, and
set tomorrow for a hearing on the
constitutionality of the jail sen
tence portion of the Sherman law.
All of this legal1" jugglery was
performed without'notification to
the prosecution, and in spite of its
The ruling of 'Judge-Kohlsaat
has. upset all precedent, and the
acGuakhearirisr of 'the casesjAvhich-
was to'have begun .next Monday,,
may. be 'postponed for a year,'
while the supreme court of the U.
S. wrestles with the problem.
The -judge's action: has separated
thequestion of fact from that.of
the-lawand no matter what his
decision "may be "tomorrow, the
question-df law wilf go to the su
preme court, and. the question of
fact which' is the' actual trial of
thepacking magnates will await
the decision there.
Alleged "Black Hand" Letters
Terrorize Blue Islanders
Alleged "Black Hand" letters
written to twehe residents of
Blue Islatid have created a reign
of terror there, and federal au
thoritie's have been asked b' town
officials 'to assist n running down
All of the letters have demand
ed 'that the recipients leave mt"ey
near the Rock Isknd depot at the
Midlothian .golf grounds, threat- -.
ening them with death if they, re
fused. , . X
The amount demanded by the
"Blank Handers" varies -from
$1,000 to$5,000. The recipient of -three
letters demanding $1,000
each earns but $1.10 a day. v Sev
eral of those receiving letters' de
manding money suffered losses
through mysterious fires follow
ing their refusal to treat with the
blackmailers. . , ' '
" Little Philander Knox, secre
tary of state, is tickled almost .to
death about the Chinese revolu
tion. Thinks' it will open the door
tOcall-kinds of dollar--diplomacy
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