Name:   Joseph Reilly

 

Age/DoB:  38

 

County of Conviction:  Mineral

 

Judicial District: 4th

 

Case No.:  44

 

Date of Conviction:   May, 1918

 

Sentence:   2-5 years.

 

 

 

 

Allegations:     At Saltese on April 24, 1918, Reilly was alleged to have

said, "I am an American in a pig's ass hole.  I am an I.W.W. and an agitator.  Fuck the flag (meaning the U.S. flag hanging before him); fuck the United States.  I love the Germans." 

 

Case Details: He served 12 months in prison for his remarks, from May 11, 1918 to May 11, 1919.

 

Personal Information:  Joseph was a newly arrived Irish immigrant who worked as a miner. He was said to be a member of Sinn Fein. 

 

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