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About The Omaha morning bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 1922-1927 | View Entire Issue (April 10, 1924)
Mer Roujre Death
Plot Story Bared
by Mystery Man
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Molt Murilrra PlannrH at Mitl
niplit Conforrnre in Texas
Oil Town, Atlanta Con
Bjr Internal Inn*I »w« ▼!«**.
Atlanta, Oa„ April 9,—A srmip of
five desperate men, ail member* of
the Ku Klux Klan, plotted the In
famous mob murders of Mer Rouge
at a midnight conference In a Texas
oil town in August, 1922, according
to the inside atory of the crime re
vealed hy Dr. A. C. Rtisey, man of
mystery, before he disappeared from
the federal prison here.
As a result a new investigation of
the murder mystery was under con
sideration today by the department of
Justice on the basis of Information
turned over by International News
service. A nation-wide search was
meanwhile continued for Busey Jn the
belief he might solve the tragedy
which stunned the nation more than
a year ago and which has since de
The Texas conference, Busey claim
ed, developed into a Ku Klux Klan
uprising in Morehouse parish a few'
weeks later, ending ultimately in the
revolting murder of Watt Daniel,
world war veteran, and the "traveling
mprisonment" of his bosom friend,
Thomas P. Richards, who had be
trayed the former soldier to his doom.
» Before he disappeared Busey told
friends the names of a clergyman, a
town official, two wealthy oil men
and a planter, all klanamen, who at
tended the Texas conference and turn
ed "thumbs down" on Daniel s life.
Th* death verdict was decreed by
these five men because Daniel "ran"
bootleg liquor Into Texas oil camps.
In his story of the plot and mur
der, Busey charged th* state of
Ixtuiaiana with "planting" In I.ake
la Fourche two fake bodies, culled
from a medical school and charity
hotel In New Orleans, to be later
identified as those of Daniel and
Richards. The body of Daniel, he
said, was still hidden In an Impromp
tu burial ground beneath a cypreas
lngf not far from the lake. Richard*
is still alive, he added, and a captive
of Daniel’s slayers.
Ends In Murder.
The plot, launched in the Texas oil
town, spread Ilka a prairie firs, Hussy
ns id. It I«d to the daylight kidnaping
of five pariah cltl»«n*. Including Iran
lei and Richard*, and culminated n
tha brutal murder of tha war veteran.
Although three acor# klanamen war#
participant# in the kidnaping*. It waa
aald, only a carefully choaen "mur
der aquad" of alx klanamen carried
Daniel and Richard* otf to thalr final
reckoning. It waa Rueey * ciatrn that
while this soiled murdered Dnnlei. 1«
baoi'hed Richard* to a captivity that
haa lasted for JO month*.
In ibis "murder squad," there
were three strange klanamen import
ed from Arkansas. « parish official,
and two pariah planter*. On# of it#
members told .7. L. Daniel, aged father
of the veteran who wa» kidnaped and
whipped on that fat“ful August night,
"One of these men may come back
the other you will never see again.'
In the original plot, Eusey said
Richards' captivity was to have end
ed when "things died down." hut the
unexpected nationwide publicity and
the finding of the bodies in Lake La
Fourche caused his captors to con
tinue their bondage lest he betray
them to the toila of justice.
Beatrice—Walter Kelso, 60. former
ly of this city, died suddenly while
walking in a Denver street. Apoplexy
Is supposed to have been the cause.
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