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ACTION WAS A SUSPRISE
jQovernment Predicts Other Ironwork*
ers Will Follow Cincinati
Man's Example Before
Indianapolis, Oct. 8.Edward Clark,
Cincinnati business agent of the iron
workers' union, changed his plea from
not guilty to guilty when the dyna
mite conspiracy trial was resumed.
When court opened it was noticed
that Clark took a seat beside Marshal
Schmidt at the right of Judge Ander
son, instead of sitting with his fel
lows, and there was an air of expect
ancy among the defendants.
"A defendant who has pleaded no*
guilty wishes to change his plea
guilty," said District Attorney Miller
"Let him stand up," ordered Judgt
With hfs gray head hanging and his
hands convulsively clasping and un
clasping, Clark stood up, he targei
for a battery of scowls and mutter
tegs from the other defendants.
"How do you plead?" the court de
"Guilty," said Clark, in a trembling
Forty-Seven Defendants Are Left.
Sentence was deferred and Clarh
Joined McManigal in the marshal's
office, leaving forty-seven defendants
In the courtroom.
Miller told a circumstantial story
of Clark's leadership in twelve dyna
mite explosions in and around Cleve
land. He also said that Clark, single
handed, blew up a bridge at Dayton,
Ohio. On that occasion an umbrella
with "E. C." on its handle was found
after the explosion in the wreckage
Miller said it was Edward Clark's um
brella and that he had put it over the
dynamite charge to protect it from
The surrender of Clark caused such
a flutter among the defendants thai
little attention was paid to Miller's
continued statement. The govern
ment freely predicted that others o1
the iron workers would follow Clark's
example. Counsel for the defense
however, were positive that there
would be no more pleas of guilty.
"The executive council set apart
$200 as the regular price for dynamite
Jobs," Miller said, "and this double
dealer, Hockin, drawing the $200 from
the treasury, paid Clark only $122.50/
Plot to Wreck Canal.
Pages from the careers of the Mc
Namaras and Ortie E. McManigal, as
leaders of the "firing squadron of dy
oamiters" with conversations in whicl
they were said to have plotted to send
McManigal to Panama to blow up the
locks of the Panama canal, were reac
by District Attorney Charles W. Mil
ler, before the jury.
The incident with reference to Pan
ama, Mr. Miller said, occurred jusl
betore the arrest of the Los Angeles
dynamiters when they were becoming
desperate in their efforts to secure ex
plosives without betraying their iden
RAID "RAILWAY OFFICE"
An Extensive "Get-Rich-Quick"
1 Scheme Alleged.
Minneapolis, Oct. 8.In a raid on
the Minneapolis headquarters of the
North & South Railroad association
capitalized at $2,500,000, located in a
hall room at the Fairmont hotel
Ninth street and Hennepin avenue
and the arrest of John M. Wiley
president and treasurer Fred Breck
ley, secretary and chief engineer, and
A. I. Buell, an associate, the postal au
thorities have broken up, they say
what they charge is one of the great
est and farthest reaching "get-rich
qiuck" schemes that has developed
for years. By a series of moves ex
tending from Friday night to yester
day, the entire official staff of the as
sociation and the records were taker
The plan of the three promoters
was the construction of a railroad
from Winnipeg to New Orleans, thf
exact location of which, through Min
nesota, shifted from time to time
Assistant United States District At
torney Joel M. Dickey said, according
to the willingness or unwillingness ol
particular localities to buy stock. Foi
1 some time past, acting upon reports
from Little Falls and elsewhere thai
the men were using the mails foi
fraudulent purposes, Rush D. Sim
mons, chief postal inspector, said th
government had been after the men.
The bail of John M. Wiley was fixed
at $5,000, and that of Fred Breckley
and A. I. Buell at $2,500 each by Unit
ed State Judge Page Morris.
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