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Ehle was found guilty of embezzle-1
merit by a jury in Judge Richard E. Burke's court and was sentenced to seven years in state's prison the day before Christmas. In setting Ehle free and giving him a clean bill of health as a probable victim of rotten conspiracy in the circles of a Chi cago's second largest manufacturing corporation, the court says: "There was evidently a great deal of bitterness on the part of Henry Veeder (chief counsel of Swift & Co.) toward the defendant He (Vee der) laid the matter before the state's attorney and went before the grand jury with the result that the defendant was indicted. It also appears that he and the of ficers of Swift & Co. for some reason took an active part in the prosecu tion of the defendant, assisting the states attorney, interviewing wit nesses and using the private wire of Swift & Co. to procure the atten dance of witnesses from Boston. "It further appears that neither Miss Burns (named as the victim of embezzlement charged) nor Miss Kelley (also named as embezzlement victim) made any complaint and were satisfied with the way in which their matters had been handled and were loath to prosecute the defen dant and that Miss Burns refused to be a witness against him until she was threatened by the state's attor ney with attachment proceedings to compel her attendance at the trial. The defendant was the only witness in his own behalf." Daniel G. Ramsay was the assis tant state's attorney in entire charge of the prosecution of Ehle. The de fense of Ehle was in the hands of Glenn E. Plumb. o o COAL MINERS REJECT OFFER BY OPERATORS New York, April 22. Confirma tion was had today that anthracite operators have agreed to eight-hour day demand of the miners and have rejected demand for 20 per cent a wage increase, offering 5 per Cent increase instead. Miners will reject the 5 per cent increase offer, it was learned. Conference is continuing behind locked doors, utmost secrecy being observed. o o GERMANY LEARNS GIST OF U. S. SUBMARINE NOTE Durlin Ani-il 99 Tho TlorHn nomc. papers today published an English f) news agency umyaiuu, iiiuuiauug iui the first time that the German-American situation is very serious. The public generally believe the English report to be an exaggeration. The text of the note thus far has not been published, though it is un derstood to be in the hands of the official news agency. The Tageblatt attributes the delay in the publication to the Easter holi days, declaring that it was due to mechanical difficulties. The Lokal Anzieger, said was possible the text of the note would be held up and pub lished simultaneously with German's answer. Washington, April 22. Officials of the German embassy are now fully convinced that the Sussex was tor pedoed by a German submarine. This became known to the United Press today, although all comment, official and unofficial, was withheld for fear of embarrassing the German govern ment. o o INVESTIGATE INCOME TAX OF NEW YORK MILLIONAIRE Washington, April 22. The inter nal revenue bureau today began an inquiry into the income tax paid by L. B. Harkness, Standard Oil multi- muuonaire, wiiuse esiaie was staueu in New York this week. Court rec- (j) ords indicate tnat iiancness' estate was valued at about $100,000,000. Estimates of the income on this es tate place it at about $5,000,000 and the income tax on such an income would be about $340,000. Harkness paid only $58,035 in 1914, the court records show.