Rousell given 18 months

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Rousell given 18 months - j , Given 18 Jloatlis, ' " - j Edwin Rousell....
j , Given 18 Jloatlis, ' " - j Edwin Rousell. of Lawrence, former general secretary of the Fraternal A!d association, is under sentence to serve a term of eighteen months at the Uaited States penitentiary at Ft. Leavenworth for -using the United States mails to defraud the order. He was sentenced by Judge Foster yesterday morning in the federal court af rer his counsel. Joe G. Waters had argued at length for a new trial of the case. Roussel was indicted for sending eight different letters through tne mail as a part of his alleged scheme to defraud, bnt the indictment was on but one count. In his argument yesterday Attorney Waters took the position that the indictment 1 was void, as the sending of each letter was a separate offense and should have been covered by a separate count in the indictment. He also alleged that Judge Foster had been is error in h s instructions to the jury that if the jurymen wete convinced of his guilt in any 'of the cases alleged their verdict should be on The whole in dictment. ' -Mr. Waters is now preparing his papers for an appeal of the case to the Federal Court of Appeals at St. Louis. Meanwhile Roussel has hi liberty under his original bond of $1,-000, signed by Topeka "people. To peka Capital.

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  1. Lawrence Weekly World,
  2. 09 Jun 1898, Thu,
  3. Page 7

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