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MUNDAY GETS 5 YEARS IN PEN
LORIMER AND HUTTIG NEXT
Chas. B. Munday, president of the
LaSalle St Trust and Savings bank
when it went to the-wall and carried
a string of little banks to failure, will
have to spend five years in prison, un
less he succeeds in his attempt to
get the appellate court to reverse the
decision given by a jury at Morris
Munday was found guilty of con
spiracy in connection with the wreck
ing of the Lorimer-Munday banks.
He was given the maximum impris
onment sentence, though an addi
tional punishment -of a fine of $2,000
was not added because the jury, it is
said, thought it would be a travesty
to put a fine of $2,000 on a man who
had gotten away with perhaps mil
lions. Where did the money go? State's
Att'y Hoyne, whose energy in prose
cution resulted in Mundays speedy
convicted, asked this question all
through the trial. When the "crash
came there was $2,484,000 of Lori-mer-Munday-Huttig
paper in wreck
ed banks. Only $74,000 of this has
been collected. The defendants say
the rest is tied up in business ven
tures. While Munday is asking for a new
trial and preparing to take an appeal,
Hoyne is making ready for prosecu
tion of Lorimer and Huttig, which
will probably be pulled off in January.
266 GARMENT WORKERS CASES
Two hundred and sixty-six cases of
striking garment workers arrested,
charged with disorderly conduct and
loitering, were non-suited today by
City Prosecutor Harry B. Miller be
fore Judge Graham.
Miller asked a non-suit on ground
of the expense to the taxpayers in
taking these cases to trial of $150
each case and the fact that there is
no chance of securing a conviction.
Of the cases non-suited 241 are on
charges of disorderly conduct and 25
on charge of lounging.
Ass't City Prosecutor Roger Flah
erty in backing up Miller's motion for
nonsuit declared that it would take a
year to try the cases and would con
gest the docket so that the expense
would be enormous and that he had
examined policemen and found the
cases had no strength.
The action of Miller on the grounds
he advanced backs up The! Day
Book's position that convictions
could not be secured of girls thus ar
rested and that it was a waste of the
taxpayers' money to take the cases
UTAH GOV. DECLARES WAR ON
I. W. W. HILL'S "LAST WILL".
Salt Lake City, Utah, Nov. 20.
War against the Industrial Workers
of the World was declared by Gov.
Wm. Spry almost before the corpse'
of Joseph Hillstrom, their leader, le
gally executed by a firing squad, had
"I am going to drive the L W. W.
out of the state," said Spry. "If the
police do not do it I will do it myself."
True to the spirit of bravado with
which Hillstrom went fighting to his
death is his last will It is in poetical
form as follows:
My kin don't need to fuss and moan,
Moss does not cling to a rolling
My body, oh, if I could choose,
I would to ashes it reduce,
And let the merry breezes blow
My dust to where some flowers
Perhaps some fading flowers then
Would come to life and bloom
UThis is my last and final will.
Good luck to all of you, Joe Hill.
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New York. Woman has right to
drink all intoxicants she pleases in
her own home, Justice Ingraham of
supreme court ruled in case of Mrs.
Mary B. Olin, whose husband asked