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1917 October 17

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Article from the Arkansas Gazette about a judge asking a grand jury to investigate disloyal acts under the federal sedition law.

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GRAND JURY TO ACT
AGAINST DISLOYAL
Judge Trieber Directs Inves-
tigation of alleged Viola-
tions of New Laws.
Judge Jacob trieber of the United
States District Court, in his charge
to the Grand Jury, upon the conven-
ing of the court yesterday for the Oc-
tober term, called attention to the
acts of the recent Congress made nec-
essary by the war. He instructed the
jury to carefully investigate any
threats against the president, for
which there is a severe punishment.
This is the first time Congress has en-
acted such a law, although three pres-
idents have been assassinated, he said.
Heretofore the cases came within the
jurisdiction of the states in which the
crime was committed. Congress has
gone further and made it a crime for
anyone to make a threat against the
president.
Judge Trieber also called attention
to the provisions of the draft act,
which make it an indictable offense
for any person subject to draft to wil-
fully evade registration or for any
person to advise, aid or abet in the
violation of the act or to make false
c affidavit to secure the release of any-
one from the draft. Investigation of
cases where threatening letters have
been sent through the mails and the
use of the mails for fraudulent pur-
poses, were referred to in the charge;
also the laws prohibiting the importa-
tion of intoxicants into the state; the
ilicit manufacture of intoxicating
liquors; the law prohibiting the sale
of licuor to soldiers in uniform; op-
eration of disorderly resorts within
five miles of a military camp; em-
bezzlement of government funds and
forgery of post office orders; violation
of the Harrison drug act and counter-
feiting.

Physical Description

Microfilm

Subjects

World War I, 1914-1918; Freedom of speech; Sedition

Contributor

Arkansas Gazette

Geographical Area

Arkansas

Language

English

Identifier

MFILM NEWS 000431 Roll 0148

Collection

Newspaper microfilm collection

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

"Grand Jury to Act Against Disloyal," Arkansas Gazette, October 17, 1917, Newspaper microfilm collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

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