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DIST. ATTY. MILLER SAYS HE'LL
SPRING INTERESTING FACTS
District Attorney Charles W. Mil
ler of Indianapolis today told the
United States Circuit Court of Ap
peals that before he closes his argu
ment tonight on the appeals of the
thirty labor heads convicted in the
Indianapolis dynamite trial he will
point out in the record at least 25
specific instances where dynamite
was transported on passenger trains
after January, 1910, when the fed
eral law making such shipments a
crime, became effective.
Miller's statement was made in re
sponse to questions put by Judges
Miller and Seaman, after a ruling by
Presiding Judge Baker gave an un
expected trend to the appeal case.
"The conspiracy to destroy build
ings would not be conspiracy of
which the federal courts would have
cognizance," said Judge Baker, in
tcimpting the district attorney's ar
gument. "The conspiracy that must
be proved is a conspiracy among
these men to transport dynamite on
passenger trains in violation of the
Miller responded that in addition to
the twenty-five cases, he would cite
twenty-five more prior to the date
when the federal law took effect.
"The evidence is not lacking In the
record," he said. "We will show that
dynamite was illegally transported,
and that its transportation was fol
lowed by destructive explosions. We
will show that the president of the
ironworkers signed the checks to pay
for the dynamite and its transporta
tion, and that the bills were approved
by members of- the executive board.
We will prove that responsible offi
cials in the ujubn knew all about it."
Answering the argument of attor
neys for the appellants that a general
conspiracy had not been proved, the
district attorney cited instances
where explosions had occurred simul
taneously in different parts of the
country, but directed at work under
construction tby the same firm of
f contractors. Simultaneous explosions
in Omaha, Neb., and Columbus, Ind.,
he used as examples.
BELLBOYS CONFESS PARTS IN
ALLEGED FUNK CONSPIRACY
Two former bellboys at the Grand
Pacific Hotel today confessed their
parts in the alleged conspiracy to
blacken the name of Clarence S.
Funk, former general manager of the
International Harvester Company,
whose testimony played an important
part in the unseating of William Lori
mer, former United States senator
Testifying in the trial of Attorney
Daniel Donahoe and Detective Isaac
Stieffel, indicted as alleged conspira
tors, the two bellboys Edward Deu-
ter and Patrick Enright repudiated
their sworn statements in the $25,000
alienation suit filed by John G. Hen
ning .against Punk, after the latter
testified in the Lorimer investigation.
They declared they had lied when
they said they saw Funk and Mrs.
Josephine Henning together in the
Grand Pacific Hotel, and swore that"
for their part in the plot they were
paid $25 a week each by Donahoe
and Stieffel from November, 1911,
until July, 1912, with, additional
"gifts" ranging as high as $87.
The bellboys were put on the stand
today when physicians reported to
the court that the condition of Mrs.
Henning, who suffered a nervous col
lapse under cross-examination, would
not permit her to resume the stand
Enright was first, employed by
Stieffel, he testified. The detective
gave him $10, he said, and engaged
him at $3 a day, and later at $25 a
week, saying he wanted .him to do
"shadow work" in connection with
the alienation suit filed by Henning
against jFunk. "
"Your husband gets a lot of senti
ment out of his pipe." -"Goodness,
yes! It is perfectly disgusting to Sea
him clean it!'' Judge.