Oct. 8, 1909: Five Refuse to Plead

COMPLAINTS ARE FILED AGAINST STREET ORATORS

Special Dispatch to the Standard.

Missoula, Oct. 8—In the court of Police Magistrate Small the city attorney filed complaints today against 30 speakers of the Industrial workers of the World, who were arrested last night by the police for attempting to speak and hold meetings in the business section of the city. Of this number 25 pleaded not guilty, but the remaining five refused to plead one way or the other, declaring they did not have to plead anything, but demanding separate trials by jury. All were released on their own recognizance until tomorrow at 2 p.m. when Judge Small will attempt to set their cases for trial.

–Anaconda Standard, Oct. 9, 1909

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: