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broke down when Green prepay
ed to start back and as a result
he is much worked up, demanding
continually that thecourt excuse
him permanently. Which is cer
tain to occur if Mrs. Green does
not get better soon.
LABOR LEADERS MAY BE
FORCED TO STAND TRIAL
Washington, Nov. 23. TIn a
scathing decision Justice Daniel
Thr,ew Wright .today refused to
dismiss the contempt charges
against President Gompers, Vice
President Mitchell and Secretary
Morrison of the American Feder
ation of Labor, in the Bucks Stove
& 'Range Co. case in the district
supreme court. This means he
will again attempt to force the
labor leaders to4 trial.
, -The defendants demurred to
the report of a special "prosecut-1
mg committee, which recom-,
mended renewed proceedings.
Justice Wright decided against
them, and took occasion to lay
the labor leaders.
The XJ. S. supreme court last
spring dismissed the defendants,
who were then under jail sentence
pronounced by Justice Wright.
The highest court, however, gave
its decision "without prejudice"
against renewed action. The la
bor leaders had not actually been
committed to jail.
, Judge Wright in his decision:
today held that the statute of lim
itations for prosecution of crimes
has no application to prosecution
for contempt of" court, and that
jthe contention of the labor lead
ers that the alleged contempt was
committed, more than three years
ago is meritless. Three days were
given to counsel for theA defense
to, reach an agreement with the
"committee of prosecutors" as to
the , appointment of a commis
sioner, or special examiner, to
take testimony in the case.
If an agreemnet cannot be
reached within that time the
court will appoint one.
The case arose from the pub
lication of the names of the Bucks
concern in an "unfair list" in vio
lation of an injunction. The trou-'
ble between organized labor and
the Bucks Go. was settled last
year, "but Justice Wright holds
that this has no bearing on the of
fense against the dignity of the
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 23. News
of Justice 'Wright's decision ad
verse to Gompers, Mitchell and
Morrison was received with
anger by the , delegates to the
American Federation of Labor
SUPREME COURT GRANTS
Washington, Nov. 23. Levy
Mayer and John S. Miller, attor
neys for the Beef Packers of Chi
cago, this afternoon succeeded in
getting a further delay in the
government suit against them.
They appealed to Chief Justice
hite of the United States. Su
preme Court at his residence
Though, the chief justice refus
ed to issue an order for a stay of