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Audience Cheers False
Report of Acquittal and
Shouts Disapproval of
Announced Guilt.
Spectators Fight Con
stables and Deputies
When Justice Orders
Court Room Cleared.
Winnipeg, March 27.—Serious disor
der, which for « time threatened to be
come a riot, marked the anouncement
of a verdict convicting five leaders of
the strike here last May, of seditious
conspiracy. The crowd in the court
room received the verdict with derisive
cries, hisses und hoots, and when Jus
tice Metcalfe ordered the court room
cleared by a squad of constables, the
crowd voiced its disapproval with loud
One of the deputies was struck in the
face by a man in the crowd and two con
stables attacked his assailants. After
10 minutes the crowd was driven into
the streets and the demonstration
The trouble began when it was mis
takenly reported that the jury had found
all defendants not guilty. The report
brought a wild cheer from the court and
immediately Justice Metcalfe ordered
the court room cleared . Then came the
announcement of the verdict of guilty
and the spectators arose and vehement
lv sho 'ted their objection, menacing the
sheriff and his depties.
Alderman John Brown, William Ivens,
W. A. Pritebard, R. J. Johns and George
Armstrong were convicted of seditious
conspiracy and of having committed a
but was convicted of committing a com
mon nuisance. Alderman A. A. Heaps
was found not guilty on all counts.
The strike virtually stopped all busi
ness in Winnipeg last summer and was
extended to departments of the city and
dominion government, whose employes
quit in obedience to an order of the lead
ers of union labor.
Fargo Shows 21,961 Population,
An Increase of 53.2 Per Cent;
Other Figures.
Washington, March 27.—Population
s tatistics for 1920 announced by the
census bureau included: Jamestown, N.
D., t>,027, increase 2,209 or 52.10 per
Grand Island, Nebraska, 13.960, an
increase of 3,634, or 35.2 per cent over
«cott Bluff. Nebraska, 6,912, increase
.1,166 or 295.9 per cent.
Hastings, Nebraska, 11,647, increase
2,309 or 24.7 per cent.
Fargo, N. D., 21,961, increase 7,630,
or 53.2 per cent.
Anniston, Ala., 17,734, increase 4,940.
or 38.0 per cent, revised.
Nashville, Tenn., 118,342, increse 7,
978. or 7.2 per cent.
Springfield, 111., 59,183, increase 7,
479. or 14.5 per cent.
Jacksonville, 111., lo,713, increase
387, or 2.5 per cent.
Strike Puts Packers
and Wealthy Cattle
Melt Into Stock Pens'
Chicago, March 27.—Wealthy cattle- j
men and packing house officers fed cat- '
tie and cleaned pens at the stockyards, j
Saturday, after 400 members of the Live
Saturday, after 4UU members of the L<ivc-j
«took Handlers' union struck for a wage î
advance of $30 a month. Fourteen hun- j
dred other members of the union threat- i
ened to strike if demands were not !
granted. The men now receive $110 a;
month. j
The strike was said to be in violation,
of the wage agreement arbitrated before j
Judge Altschuler. j
Night Riding Again
in Kentucky Tobacco
War; Burn Big Chute
Mayfield, Ky.. March 27.—Th«
first outbreak of night rider troubles
la western Kentucky In thirteen
years occurred Friday night, between
200 to 300 tobacco growers from the
aerthern section of Graves county
visited the Mayfield tobacco chute
aad applied the torch.
The renewal of night riding is said
to be the result of the fight of to
bacco growers of this section of the
state against the dropping prices of
tobaoco. Growers recently organized
and hundreds agreed not to sell their
crops to any warehouse. Recently,
twenty McCracken county growers,
at the point of shotguns, forced sev
eral growers coming to Paducah
with thflr tobacco to turn back.
German Ministry Divided Be
tween Socialists, Centrists
and Democrats; Dr. Mueller
Berlin, March 27.—Formation of a
new cabinet for Germany with Herman
Mueller as premier and foreign secre
tary was announced Saturday. The
minister of labor, Herr Schliske, is a
Socialist, as is the premier. The minis
ter of economics is Herr Schmidt, also
a Socialist.
The other ministers are: Minister of
transportation, Gustav Bauer, Socialist;
Minister with out portfolio, Doctor Ed
ouard David, Socialist; vice premier and
minister of the interior, Herr Kock,
Democrat; minister of defense, Herr
Gessler, Democrat; minister of justice,
Gustav Bauer: minister of posts and
telegraphs. Johann Giesberts, Centrist;
minister of foods, Andreas Hermes,
One Portfolio Still Vacant.
The portfolio for reconstruction has
not yet been filled. It will be alloted to
a Democrat.
Dr. Wirth was formerly a minister of
fniance in the Baden government and
a member of the Baden diet. He is one
of the leaders of the centrist party in
south Germany.
Herr Plunck was a member of the
old reichi tag. He is a Hamburg attor
ney and assisted Mathias Erzberger in
drafting taxation measures when Erz
berger was minister of finance.
New Figure Heads Army.
Herr Hermes was a department chief
in the Prussian ministry of agriculture.
Herr Gessler, who succeeds Gustav
Xoske as minister of defense, is the
chief burgomaster of Nuremburg. Up
to this time he has not appeared in poli
Labor Approves Coalition.
The labor federation has expressed its
approval of the cabinet. The Democrats
wanted Count von Bernstorff in tire
ministry, but were opposed by the ma
iority Socialists. The latter proposed ,
their leader, Otto Landsberg, for a cab-:
inet office, but his selection was opposed,
Captain Fischer Cuno, Centrist and ,
manager of the Hamburg-American i
Steamship line, was selected for finance !
minister, but declined.
Keystone Democrats
Denounce Palmer and
U. S. Dry Amendment
Philadelphia, March 27.—The state
organization committee of the Judge
Bonniwell wing of the Democratic
party in Pennsylvania at a meeting
here, adopted a declaration of prin
ciples in which opposition is ex
pressed to the federal prohibition
amendment and the Pennsylvania
anti-sedition law.
United States Attorney General
Palmer was denounced and the vot
ers were urged to repudiate his lead
ership of tho Democratic party in
the state.
Big Copper Mine Fire
Raging in Bisbee, Ariz.;
Physicians Sent Out
Bisbee, Ariz., March 27.—A fire
broke out tonight in the under
ground workings of the Briggs mine,
one of the big copper producing pro
perties of the Warren district and
owned by the Calumet and Arizona
Mining company. The mine Is two
miles southeast of Bisbee and em
ploys about 300 men on each shift.
Company physicians were summon
Clearing Ft. Douglas
of Detained Aliens,
to Place Objectors
Halt Lake City, March 27.—Nine alien
enemies were released from the Fort
Douglas internment camp here Sat
V ® ramp nere natur
day, one to go to Germany and the others
J? their homes in various parts of the
, Monday, it is said, twelve more will
fl *eed a "d by the end of next week
' ,u °f the 60 men still held will either
have been released or deported.
Contrary to published statements, the
Prison camp will not be entirely abol
ished, it is declared, but after all the
aliens have been released it will be used
t obouse scores of military prisoners
and conscientious objectors sent here
recently from Fort Leavenworth.
John D., on Bicycle,
Plays Golf at Ormond
Ormond Bench, Fla., March 27.— John
D. Do ckefeller, who is a visitor, plaved a
round of golf Saturday with a gallery
looking on. Mr. Rockefeller said he was
in fine trim. He has a unique way of
Claying golf, riding from hole to hole on
is bicycle.
Rio Janeiro, March 27.—Ranks of
striking workingmen were swelled today
when waiters and cooks and other hotel
and restaurant employes walked out.
All restaurants are closed. Troops have
been stationed at strategic points.
San Luis, Cal., March 27.—The his
toric San Luis Observatory de Tolosa
mission, founded September 1, 1772, by
Father Junipero Serra, was virtually de
stroyed by fire early today.
Wesel, Cut Off From Ordinary Means of Commun
ication, Sends Word to Capital by Airplane That
Situation Is Unchanged; Garrison Has Made
Sorties; Ruhr Bank Deposits Confiscated.
Berlin, March 27.—An extensive po
lice raid was carried out in Berlin Sat
urday morning, and all foreigners who
had not reported themselves were ar
Die Freliiet says that among those
taken by the police are numerous ltus
sians, who have been detained in Alex
ander baraeks. An order it is under
stood has been issued for the arrest of
all Russians in Berlin.
Berlin, March 27.— Wesel facilities for
. communication with the outside world
( having been cut off, the garrison there
has sent an airplane to Berlin convey
ing information to the government re
garding the situation, the Deutsche Zei
tung says.
The newspaper says the position in the
town is unchanged. The workmen are
making no attempts at attack, but the
government troops have made success
ful sortities, inflicting heavy losses on
the workers.
Cutest Wedding Ever
Held in Great Falls
Was Tribune Film Act
, .
Hork on the Tribune movie, A ho
mance of Great Falls," was finished
8 "" 4 " " i,h *• ot «»
.. ,
" U1 6 scene and a busy street, scene at
^J lc Sexton theater. A wedding prettier
than the one staged Saturday morning at
the First Congregational church has
seldom been held in this city.
Hundreds of men, women and chil
dren, old, middle-aged and young, were
there to wave goodbye to the bride and
Miss Mary Kingsbury made a charm
ing bride aud Harold Mady was every
thing that a real bridegroom should be.
The director facetiuosly remarked at
the conclusion of the wedding scene,
"that Harold seemed to be trying to
avoid the admiring glances of all the
charming misses of Great Falls, just ns
a real newly wed would. Some said the
blushing was caused by the wearing of
an artificial rose, but after all picture
yourself sitting out in an auto with hun
dreds of eyes upon you aud passing
30,000 Refugee Fighters
Gathered There to Quit
Country, Tired of Pri
vations of Battle Line.
London, March 27.-—Novorossisk, the
last base in southern Russia under con
J " ^
I trol of General Denikin. has been cu*.
tured b? the Russian bolsheviki, ac
™reflI J ).v
cording to
^ wireless dispatch
Novorossisk, Russia, March 24.—( l'y
The Associated Press)—General Denikin
commander of the anti-bolshevik forces
in South Russia, told the correspondent
of The Asociated Press today that, he
will remain with his troops until the^lnst.
He has asked the British to
boats to transport 40.000 soldiers. Fifty
per cent of his supplies will be moved
to the Crimea, 25 per cent to Batum and
the remainder will be left here.
The bolsheviki are reported within 30
miles of Novorossisk. Green guards are
all around the city. Denikin's troops
and supplies already are being moved
away as fast as ships are available. The
volunteer army has completely collapsed
Civil war in southern Russia seems vir
tually ended. The battle front is non
existent, 30,000 officers and soldiers
having left the fighting lines and gath
ered here in an endeavor to leave the
Warships Protect Evacuation.
The British have about 2,000 troops
which are being evacuated. Warships
of Great Britain, France, Italy, and the
United States and Greece arc standing
ey and when the British are out of the
city it will easily fall into the hands of
the bolsheviki, or green guards; as the
warships are merely standing in the
i (Continued
Duisbcrs reports to the Vossische
Zeitung, say the workers' executive com
mittee has issued a manifesto, demand
ing vigorous continuance of the struggle
in the Ruhr district. All bank deposits
and all unrationed foodstuffs are declar
ed confiscated by the manifesto. The
police and burgomaster will be dismissed
and only workmen who favor the dicta
torship will be allowed to participate ia
the election.
Wesol, Rhenish Prussia, March 27.—
(By The Associated Press.)—Revolu
tionary workmen are still holding virtu
ally unmolested the ground to the
southeast and within a mile of Wesel,
and over night began masisng troops to
the eastward, repeating their attempt to
move northward and encircle the city.
The movement, however, was effectually
checked by the reichswehr.
Since last night not a shot was fired
until the middle of the morning, when
the guns in Wesel began an intermittent
shelling of the workmen.
j comments
on your curly hair and big
eyes. The fuu was enjoyed by every
one, and a real "movie" atmosphere
seemed to have been created among the
people of Great Falls.
Ileyn's Elite studio is developing the
negatives of the still camera and every
one desiring any of these pictures can
obtain them at the studio.
One of the sweetest features in the
near the automobile in the wedding
scene, with their hands filled with rice
j throwing it at the bridal couple as they
drove away.
j directing the filming of this photoplay,
j and Beverly B. Dobbs, who has acted as
j the cameraman, left Saturday afternoon,
j for Butte, to film a like production
: there.
entire picture was formed by babies,
Helen Foster and Ellen Neff, standing
n.« n>„
Another important scene was taken in
front of the Sexton theater, where "A
Romance of Great Falls" will be shown
April 13-17 inclusive.
Mr. and Mrs. Steiner, who have been
April 10 Set as Date;
and Town Near Lem
bourg Place; Odessa
Occupied by Ukrainians
Warsaw. March 27.—(By The Asso
ciated Press)—Poland has sent a wire
less message to the Iiussian bolshevik
. A ..
1Proposing April 10 as the
| date_ for ^meeting soviet delegates, with
ja view of negotiating for peace. Bory
son (Bronzozow) 50 miles southeast of
Lembourg. is suggested as the place.
Paris, March 27.—Odessa, tho great
Russinn port on the Black sea, has been
occupied by Ukrainians under General
Pawlenko, commander of the Ukrainian
national army, according to information
j p C f/ ve( * by thc U krainian, mission
a S
London, March 27.—A bolshevik wire
less from Moscow says:
"During the occupation of Ivholms
kn y» J ve took "} ore than 1,000 prisoners
! ""'JL, t» UIls aI >d scores of machine guns,
, , Thcse , we ™ captured mainly by a
uhlari regiment which only the previous
day had passed to our side. Two thou
sand Kuban cossacks have joined us near
"We entered Grosnoy (Ciscaucasia)
March 24."
Army Balloon Lands
Near Stillwater;
Came From Ft. Sill
Stillwater, Minn., March 27.—An army
balloon piloted by Lieutenant C. F.
Bond and carrying three other officer's
lauded on the Wisconsin side of the St.
Croix river, five miles from here, Sat
urday afternoon. The balloon left Fort
Sill, Okla., at 3 a. m. Friday.
Referendum of Dupes
to Decide If Realtor
May Start Over Again
New York, March 27.—Plans for a
referendum for hundreds of men and
women who lost money in real es
tate through William H. Moffitt to
decide whether he should be allowed
to return to San Jose, California, and
rehabilitate himself in business, were
announced by the Moffitt lot holders
committee. Moffitt was brought here
from California on an indictment for
grand larceny and has been out on
$50,000 bail for more than a year,
trying to settle his affairs.
Assistant District Attorney Waugh
announced that he and Judge Rosal
sky, before whom Moffitt was ar
raigned, approved the referendum
Mining System Based on
Wage and Union Agree
ment Held Criminal Un
der Lever Law.
Indianapolis, March 27.—The names
of opproximately 125 coal operators,
miners or other connected with the coal
industry in the state of Illinois, Indiana.
Ohio and western Pennsylvania indicted
recently by a special federal grand jury
here for alleged violation of the Lever
act and conspiracy section of the fed
I eral criminal code, were made public
here tonight by federal officials.
The miners include International
President John L. Lewis, Secretary
Treasurer William Green and Chief
Statistician Percy Tettlow.
The operators named includes Thomas
T. Brewster of St. Louis, chairman of
the operators' scale committee, Phil H.
Penna of Terre Haute, Ind., spokesman
for the operators in conference in Wash
; ington, just preceding the strike of
j miners last fall, and F. S. Peabody,
i Chicago, one of the leaders among the Il
linois operators.
Others in Law's Net.
The indictments contain IS counts, all
of which charge conspiracy of some
kind. The Illinois miners indicted in
clude Frank Farrington, president of
the Ilinois mine workers. The Peunsyl
vaui miners include Philip Murray.
Among those not identified as min
ers or operators are: Jonas Waffle,
represntative of the trade bureau of
I Terre Haute; R. W. Couffer, represeu
t a tj ve 0 f t ]j e national association
Chicatlon: and W. K. Field, presi
dent of the Pittsburg Coal company,
Nature of Charges.
The first four counts of the indict
ment brought under the Lever act
charge general conspiracy to "limit the
facilities for transporting, producing,
supplying, storing aud dealing in a cer
taiu necessary, to wit: bituminous coal
* * * * K rpf » sin S t« mine, "oil or de
liver coal for storage purposes," bv in
creasing aud maintaining excessive
prices of coal; by calling and causing
strikes among the mine workers; and
by closing down mines."
vwuuuj live iw imic wi me muurimeni
contain similar charges, but are based
on the amendment of the Lever act pass
ed October £i, 1919, and cover the per
iod from the passage of the amendment
until March 11, 1920, the date the indict
ment was returned. Other counts take
up, under separate heads, charges in
eluded in the general allegations in the
early counts and the eleventh count cites
ten overt acts. These include the
strike order of October 16 signed by
President Lewis and Secretary Green of
the United Mme W orkers.
, -
wlloni wcre ,u l " e steerage,
The last seven of the ten overt acts
alleged include the charge that Indiana
operators employed what is kuown as the
"check off" system in mines. This sys
tem is one in which the operators deduct
from the miners pay the amount of dues
owed the local unions and in turn pay
the money to the union.
Portland, Ore.. March 27.—Mrs. Net
tie Connett was found guilty by a jury
in the federal court here late today, of
a charge of having set up and maintain
ed an illicit, still on her farm near Bull
Run, Oregon.
New York. March 27.—Resumption of
the pre-wartime immigration of labor
ers began in earnest Saturday, when two
Italian steamships arrived here with
more than 3,500 passengers, 3,288 of
Johnson Charges Wilson
Pledged U. S. Forces to
Settle Serbian Boundary
Troy, N. Y., March 27.—Continuing
his attack on the league of nations,
Senator Hiram W. Johnson of California,
Republican candidate for president, de
clared tonight that President Wilson had
told the peace conference in Paris
that the United States would "send its
army and fleet across the ocean" to
settle a dispute over the boundary lines
of European nations.
Senator Johnson said he had learned
of this statement by accident, as, he
said, it had been very difficult to obtain
accurate information relative to the
peace j|reaty or the league of nations
Secret Assassins So Completely Organized as to
Know All Movements of Those Marked for
Death, Says London Times Correspondent of
Irish Situation; Can Trust Nobody.
London, March 27.—The gravest crisis in all Irish history is
t he description applied to the present situation by the Dublin cor
respondent of the London Times, in reiterating that Ireland is;
fast drifting into anarchy.
/"The Irish public views current events with profound dis
may and sickness of heart," he says, "and is amazed and fright
ened at the government's failure to recognize the facts of the
Public officials, it is said, live under the shadow of murder;
some are unable to leave their homes day or night. Murder so
cieties are completely organized and are aware of the movements
of all officials, who on their part are equally cognizant of their
Knowing that the sympathies of the telegraphers in the<
state service are largely with the conspirators, they dare not use
the wires to transmit official information.
Dublin, March 27.—The inquest on the body of the young,
well dressed man found Friday in a field at Banôge bridge, near
New Castle West, failed to reveal his identity. He was blindfolded
and his hands were tied behind his back. The man had been shot
to death, and it is considered he was a victim of the murder cam
Prisoners from yarious parts of Ireland have been arriving
all day at Mount Joy jail. Heavy military guards accompanied
Philip Shanahan, Sinn Fein member of parliament and prom
inent in local Sinn Fein activities, was arrested tonight.
Judge Unable to Appor-jOnly
tion Responsibility in!
Illicit Love; Lets Con-!
sequences Punish.
St. Paul, March 27.—A decision in fav
i or of Mrs. Laura A. Shepley, Chicago,
j who was sued for $32,023 bv William G
Kr„„n u. • " . .'
' ' . s ' business man, was hand
e " down in district court here by Judge
! J. .C. Michael. Mueller sought to re
cover the amount which he alleged Mrs.
; sheplev obtained from him by fraud and
! intrigue. Costs of the case assessed
i against Mueller who was granted forty'
; days in which to take steps for a new
; trial or an appeal.
j An intensive campaign of love making
j and money getting began when Mueller
met Mrs. Shepley on a train en route from
I Chicago to New York, Judge Michael said.
] and he summed up this phase of the case
! in the phrase:
j "Laura wanted the money."
j The court also found that Mueller was
actuated by unworthy motives and said
it was not withiu his functions to ap
portion the guilt between them, but to
leave them to the consequences of their
mutual wrongdoings.
Charles R. Shepley, husband of the
defendant, was a party to the suit, but
Judge Michael held hiin without know
ledge of the source of the money ob
tained by his wife and innocent of any
wrong. •
Hair Clutched in Dead
Woman's Hand May Be
hairs whicl
Clue to Mer Olayer
Angeles, March 27.—A
rhicn, according to theory
detectives, were torn from the nead
according to theor
of her slayer, may clear up the
mystery of tho finding of the body
of Mrs. Ruthy Reed last night in
her apartment. The hairs were found
in Mrs. Reed's hand.
from the president. \
The president had made the state
ment quoted, he said, in rcfcring to a
dispute between Rumania and Serbia.
Senator Johnson declared he would not
sacrifice a single drop of American
blood in a dispute between Rumania and
Serbia, which, he added, would not con
cern the United Statés.
Referring to the work of Premiers
Clemenceau and Lloyd George at the
peace conference the senator said:
"We should havo hado some one over
there who though of the United States
of America as deeply as they thought of
their country."
National Republic
an Convention Can Deal
With Tangle Involving
Wood, Johnson, Low
den Counter Claims.
St. Paul, March 27.—Only the decision
of the Republican national convention at
Chicago in June will definitely settle tho
conflicting claims of Johnson, Wood and
I^ ow den factions of the party as to the
i sl S n 'fieance of the one-hour presidential
i Preference vote in Minnesota. Monday
arc ' 1 Tabulation of the vote by th
8tatp "»»•»<* — K -'
state central committee ceased when
the county conventions started March
It, because election of delegates to
these conventions was the real object of
the primary and control of them by one
faction or the other largely-determined •
the complexions of the resulting district
and state gatherings.
These in turn chose the men to rep
resent the state in the big national as
sembly of the party.
Wood Wins on Vote Counted.
The presidential preference vote,
when tabulations ceased early Wednes
day morning stood:
\Yood, 12.827; Johnson, 8,517; Hoov
er. 4.480; Lowden, 3,510.
That day the county conventions met
and of the SG gatherings, 52 sent nn
instructed delegations to the district
conventions. Of the others, 27 were in
structed for Wood, 5 for Lowden and 2
for Johnson.
The 10 district conventions met March
10. The Wood forces controlled half of
them and thus 10 delegates instructed
for hlm sent to the naWonal con
j vention. Four districts chose unin
8 tr u, 't delegations to the Chicago gath
ering and in the other there was a split.,
part of the delegations selecting tho.
« ood men and the others a pair of un
mstrueted representatives.
22 Delegations Contested. »
The next day the state convention of
the party picked four delegates at. largo
and left them uninstructed. On pa
per therefore, the Minnesota delegation
stood today as follows:
Uninstructed, 12; Wood. 10: contest
ed. 22.
What portion of the preference vote
remained uncounted when tabulation
closed cannot be detrmined. Some pre
cincts did not even open polls, others
registered no votes except perhaps those
of the election officials on duty. In
numerous instances there were charges
that no ballots had been provided for
one or the other of the candidates, the
claims coming from the Wood, John
son and Lowden camps.
Ha Official Count. ,
County chairman were generally give*
the duty of providing ballots for the
precincts in their territories.
The secretary of state's office explain
ed Mday that the preference vote was
not official, that no law was applicable
to such a primary and that, therefore,
no returns on it had or would be made
to the state. Newspapers of the state
busieil themselves only with the known
or «.estimated factional affiliations of
maT elected to the county conventions.

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