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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 26, 1912, Image 5

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MAY DROP CASE UNTIL
INTEREST DIES DOWN
New York, Feb. 24. Through
the latest development in the case
of Folke E. Brandt, former Schiff
valet, over whose final disposition
several New York gentlemen
have been staying awake nights,
can be seen a plan to bury the
case until the public has forgot
ten all about it, and then settle
the whole ,matter in a quiet and
perfectly legal manner.
Maybe the whole truth of why
and how Brandt was sent to the
penitentiary for 30 years will
never come out, buf everything
will be perfectly legal. ,
When Justice Gerard files his
order granting the writ of habeas
corpus asked on behalf of Brandt,
District Attorney Whitman will
file notice of appeal. He says
this action is compulsory because
he feels the status of the general,
sessions court .must be cleared up.
He will not, however, oppose
Brandt's admission to bail.
It will take three months to get
a decision from the court of ap
peals, and in the meanwhile no
other move can be made in the
case. Apparently this would tie
up the grand jury investigation,
and there will be no indictments
for conspiracy.
Then at the end of three
months the public will have for
gotten about the case and the al
legations that Howard S. Gans,
Schiff's attorney, with the assist
ance of certain police officials,
conspired to send Brandt to the
penitentiary for a long term for
a first offense, using manufactur
ed evidence
tion.
.to secure a convic-
MINE OPERATORS MAY
STRIKE TOMORROW
New York', Feb. 26. With1
both parties to the controversy,
hopelessly split, there seems to be
today, for the -first time in nine
years, danger of a strike that will
involve the anthracite coal fields.
Tomorrow the operators and
the heads of the various district
unions of the United Mine Work
ers will meet to consider the de
mands made by the union men.
Both sides held preliminary meet
ings today, to formulate plans for
the conference. Both sides in
sisted they would not yield.
It is apparent, however, that
neither side wants a strike, and
certain concessions will be made.
Leaders are unusually pessimistic
about an amicable settlement.
The greatest contention is ex
pected over the demand by the
workmen that the union be abso
lutely recognized, the board of
conciliation done away with, and
a one-year agreement substituted
for the three-year one.
President Baer of the operators
declares that under no conditions
can the employers consent to the
one-year agreement.
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" " Breakfast Joke.
I was reading a fine books last
night.
You were, what was it?
Quaker Oats.
What's that?
Oh, a serial.

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