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SECOND WAITRESS TRIED WITH CONSPIRACY EVIDENCE OUT Kitty Dalton, a union waitress on strike at Knab's restaurant, was tried yesterday in the courtroom presided over by Judge Scott, on a charge of loitering while on picket duty. Three police officers testified against Miss Dalton Officers Tobin, Lahey and Lawson. Tobin said he had told Miss Dalton to get off the street and she had refused to obey. The other officers were unable to corroborate this. Tobin admitted that the crowd came on the street attracted by the sign in Knab's window and the strike breakers placed on the street by Knab. Miss Dalton denied that Tobin had asked her to get off the street or had spoken to her at all until he told her she was under arrest, &B the snaky patrol, which was then making the round of Knab restaurants, drew up before the one on Dearborn street. This was in direct contradiction to the testimony of the officer that he sent for the patrol and waited ten minutes before it arrived after he had ordered Miss Dalton to leave the street. , Rose Herman, a witness for Miss Dalton, tore the veil frbm the mys tery surrounding how Knab pickets managed to disappear from the street just before the patrol arrived. She claimed the chauffeur for Dudley Taylor, Knab's lawyer, and until noon yesterday acting as assistant city prosecutor, beckoned the girl inside of Knab's restaurant just before Miss Dalton was placed under arrest. As has been the custom since City Prosecuting Attorney Schwartz took charge of the prosecution, neither John D. Farrell nor Hope Thompson, attorneys for the waitresses, were permitted to make any mention of what is the cnix of this matter, the conspiracy on the part of Knab to have the police assist him In breaking the strike by putting lurid literature in his windows and sensationally I equipped strikebreakers on the street. Every attempt of the attorneys to bring out this thing which is abso lutely vital to the situation was met with an avalanche of sustained ob jection from Schwartz, notwithstand ing the fact that Schwartz was able to deny to the jury what he succeeded in having the attorneys prevented from telling the jury. Schwartz in- slsted in vltrolic language that there was no labor trouble involved and no conspiracy between Knab and the po lice. Judge Scott ruled that the jury should ignore any reference to a con spiracy on the part of Knab to bring about these arrests Catherine Jacobs, found guilty and fined under this same presentation of evidence Thursday, has appealed for a new trial and a motion will be heard" on same today. o o NINE LINERS TO LEAVE NEW YORK BEFORE NIGHT New York, Aug. 15. By 6 o'clock this evening nine liners 'will have sailed from New York for European ports if the sailing schedule planned early today is followed. Nearly 2, 000 reservists will be aboard the ves sels, heading for French, Italian, Dutch and British ports. The first liner to slip away was the Cedric, which steamed from the har bor shortly after midnight. The name of the vessel was painted out and though Cap't J. 0. Carter and officials of the White Star Line said they ex pected no trouble, one of the British warships patrolling off Sandy Hook was to pick up the Cedric after she passed the Ambrose channel light, a From there the Cedric is to be con- W voyed to Halifax, where she willjae picked up by the warship Good Hope. The Cedric will be escorted by a cruiser throughout practically her entire voyage. a o New Orleans. Eugene Cassfonal, ex-pree. New Orleans stock ex change, suicided.