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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 13, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 3

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FOURTEEN LABOR MEN GUILTY
THREE ACQUITTED
Fourteen labor men were found
guilty of conspiracy and three ac
quitted today by a Jury In Judge
Scanlan's court The jury was 14
hours in reaching a verdict Six were
given prison sentences and eight
fined.
0 It was charged that the men ex
torted money from contractors and
building owners by threats of strikes,
violence and vandalism.
A motion for a new trial was at
first denied and then granted. Judge
Scanlan was to hear pleas for a re
trial this afternoon.
There was no demonstration when
the verdicts were read and sentences
imposed.
The labor men sentenced to im
prisonment are:
Crowley Charles, business agent of
fixture hangers' union; three years.
Curran, Frank, business agent of
Painters' district council, No. 14 ; one
year.
Hahn, Hugo, business agent of the
glaziers' union; two years.
Mader, Red, business agent of the"
fixture hangers' union; three years.
Staley, Walter EL, business agent
of glaziers' union; two years.
Stewart, Ray, business agent of
wood finishers union; two years.
Those fined are:
Cleary. John E.. business agent of
Electrical workers' union, local 134.
Gordon, Israel, former business
agent of Painters' district council;
$2,000.
Gras, Harry F.f former business
agent Painters' district council;
$2,000. .
Hanson, Charles, business agent
f of local 637, Painters' union; $1,500.
Murphy, John W., former business
agent electrical workers' union; $500.
Nestor, Wm. E., former business
agent Painters' District council;
$2,000.
Pekelsma, Nicholas, former busi
ness agent Painters' district council;
750.
Tuckbreiter, Geo., business agent
Painters' district council; $500.
Those acquitted are:
Clauss, Wm.. business agent of the
fixture hangers' union.
Kelly, Thomas, business agent of
electrical workers' union.
White, John, former business agent
of Painters' district council. "
U. S. OAVALRY OUT TO PREVENT
NEW BANDIT RAIDS
Columbus, N. M., July 13. Heavy
patrols of cavalry were on the alert
along the border west of here today
to prevent raid by new band of ban
dits reported gathering in San Simon
valley. That the Mexicans may be
led by one of Villa'e lieutenants bent
on complicating relations between
the U. S. and Mexico through attacks
on border towns is feared by army
officers.'
Customs Jine riders brought word
from natives who saw new band rid
ing eastward south of border toward
Columbus with avowed intention of
making 'forays into U. S. to raid
ranches. .
SUES CARSON, PIRIE, SCOTT CO.
Mrs. Julia A. Bahr filed suit for
$10,000 against Carson, Pirie, Scott
& Co. and the Reliable Motor Lively.
According to Fischel & Hirsch, at
torneys for Mrs. Bahr, an auto of the
motor livery, employed by the de
partment store, collided with Mrs.
Bahr's car, causing her to be thrown
through the windshield and disfigur
ing her face.
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"POP" GEERS INJURED
Cleveland, July 13. Ed F. (Pop)
Geers of Memphis, Tenn., grand old
man of the light harness racing
world, was thrown from his sulky
and injured at the North Randall
trac kat noon today when his pacer,
Sir Anthony Carter, trying to score,
ran itno a harrow which was being
used to fix the track,
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