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GOODMAN JRIOT CASES WILL BE
REHEARD IN LOWER COURT
Three cases in which riot is charg
ed against Goodman Co. machinists
by witnesses for the Metal Trades
Ass'n of Chicago are thrown back by
the Appellate Court for a rehearing.
' The employers who are fighting
the Goodman strikers tried hard to
prove "riot," because if they could
secure conviction it would mean lon.g
jail terms for the three of the most
active strikers who have been on the
line at Goodman's.
The three charged with riot were
Ed Carbine, organizer for the Inter
national Ass'n of Machinists; Ed Cril
ly and Robert Schwapak, members of
the union and pickets.
A jury in Judge Goodiiow's court
gave a verdict of guilty on all three
cases. The Appellate Court now re
mands all three.
Witnesses for the employers were
professional strikebreakers, - and
when the cases were tried they were
on other strikebreaking jobs in Mich
igan City, Cleveland and' Cincinnati
and had to' be rounded up and
brought here to testify.
Dudley Taylor, attorney for the
Metal Trades Ass'n, had a hard time
finding his witnesses and .producing
them sober and able to testify at the
trial. It is understood now that Tay
lor has lost them again and they will
not appear again to swear out war
. rants for the re-arrest of the defend
ants, "Crilly and a large number of per
sons to the complaining witness un
known did commit a riot," was the
form of the allegation.
The Appellate Court decision bays
that if there were a large number of
persons'besides Crilly some of them
would have to be named if a charge
of rioting was going to stand up.
If there were enough people mixed
up in a fight so that it is big enough
to be called a "riot," then somebody
ought to call off the name of more
than one person mixed up in it this
seems to be the thought of the Ap
J. D. Farrell, attorney for the ma
chinists', held that at least two per
sons ought to be pointed out if there
was really a riot.
It is admitted there was a clash be
tween pickets and strikebreakers in
the case. The charge then generally
brought is "assault with intent to kill
and murder." When there is a trial
on this charge it is usually simmers
down to an ordinary assault and bat
tery case and a fine is paid.
The employers in the metal trades
are on the warpath just now, how
ever, and they wanted to fasten some
pickets behind the bars. So they rig
ged up the riot charge.
This is. the second defeat within
two- months for the Metal Trades
Ass'n. In January, Frank Dorney,
William Stack and Thomas Loftis
were before a jury in Judge McKin
ley's court, charged with "assault
with intent to kill and murder."
Strikebreaker witnesses were
brought on from New York and In
dianapolis, almost sober. The jury
found "not guilty."
The Goodman shop is at Halsted
and 48th streets. Four hundred men
have been out now 21 months.
' It is reported that negotiations are
on for a settlement and' the end of
the strike is near.
WIVES, BE CAREFUL
Mrs. Clarke came running hurried
ly into her husband's office.
"Oh, Dick!" she cried, as she gasp
ed for breath. "I dropped my dia
mond ring, off my finger, and I can't .
find it anywhere."
"'It's all right, Bess," replied Mr.
Clarke. "I came across it in my trous
ers pocket." New York Times.
Chickens can be raised with 75
miles of the. Arctic circle, says agri
cultural department. Yes, but they!d
be. roosting six months in the year
unless they had electric lights to