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The Omaha Daily Bee
This Day in Omaha
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VOL. XLT-XO. MVS.
OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 27, 111 TWKLVK PAGES.
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Republicans at Shanghai Will Not
, Wait Much Longer for Answer
j from Peking.
Headers are again united
,Wa Ting-fang and Sun Yat Sen are
in Complete Accord.
PREMIER HAS A NEW PLAN
yuan Presents Proposal for Special
Assembly to Manchu Leaders.
It la Announced at Shanghai that
Premier la Personally la Fa
vor at 'Ending the
SHANGHAI, Deo. 26.-A no reply lias
yet been received by Tana; Phao Yl to
Pile dispatch to Premier Yuan Shi Kal
pointing' out that the acceptance of the
Jdea. of a. republic is the only means of
securing peace, Mis revolutionaries are
idemandlna vlcorously the Immediate
election of a president of the republic
and asking that the government ahall
Ee proceeded with without any further
otlce being taken of Peking.
The conference held yesterday between
Dr. Bun Yat Ben, the proponed president,
and Wu Ting-fang, the chief of the revo
lutionary delegates at the peace confer
ence, reaulted In complete agreement be
tween the two lenders, and the revolu
tionaries are now allowing a more united
front than ever. Nanking la regarded aa
a, suitable place for the capital of the
Ynaa'a Personal Views.
Premier Yuan Bhl Hal's decision to sub
unit the proposal for the meeting of a
pedal national assembly to deolde on the
future form of government In China to the
consideration of the Manchus on becoming
Known here caused considerable satisfac
tion. According to the revolutionary
leadera now in Shanghai, Premier Yuan
Ehl Kai'a consent Is tantamount to the
admission he himself favors a republic
It is understood that Tang Shao Yi,
who la representing Premier Yuan Shi
Kal here, had already Informed the
revolutionary leadera at the peace con
ference that Yuan Bhl Kal personally was
In favor of a republic. Tang 8hoa Yl
now admits that Yuan Shi Kat Is In full
agreement with the revolutionary plan.
Every detail of the plan la already com
plete for the organisation of a provi
sional government and the eventual es
tablishment of a stable government,
lease Put Up to Mane ana,
PEKING, China, Deo. 26. Premier Yuan
Bhl Kat haa submitted to the more promi
nent Manchus here the proposal emana
ting from Shanghai for the meeting of a
"apeolai national assembly to decide en
the future form of government which
hall be adopted for China. This step by
the premier practically means that he
ask the court to decide its own fate,
because the members of auoti a national
assembly would decide In favor of a re
public If the Manohus agree to adopt the sug
gestion their decision to do so will be
promulgated as an edict, wtolch in all
probability will be made publlo in the
course of the day.
AMOT, China, ' Dec SI The com
mander of the expedition which was aent
to the northern coast districts on Decem
ber 13 to restore order there reports that
In the towns of Chu&n-Chow and Eng
choon quiet has been re-established. In
thv country districts, however, condi
tions are serious and there has been re
sistance. Two villages have been
burned by the troops on account of the
.Inhabitants having harbored robbers.
A temporary cessation of olan fighting
lias been brought about at Hulan during
the presence of the troops.
.OVERALL IS THROUGH WITH
MAJOR LEAGUE BASE BALL
TOUNGSTOWN, O.. Dec 26. Orval
Overall, former Chicago National league
'pitcher, who came here today to have his
pitching arm treated by "Bonesetter"
Keese, announced that he is through with
major league base ball. Overau says he
will confine himself to his mining busi
ness, with occasional Independent bail, on
1:1s return to California next week. Over
all Is the guest of James McAleer of the
Boston Red Sox while here.
HUSBAND AND WIFE
DIE ON THE SAME DAY
WITCHITA, Kan., Dec. 26. Mr. and
Mrs. George Bailey, pioneer residents of
thUi city, who were born on the same
day, seventy-Hlx years ago and who died
within a period of four hours, were buried
here today. Both coffins were lowered
Into one grave. Bailey, a veteran of the
civil war, died at hla home here. Death
came to hla wife, in an Insane asylum In
Osawatomle, Kan. Neither knew the
Other was ill.
FRONTIER OF MANCHURIA
MUKDEN. Manchuria, Dec, 26. It Is
reported here that Japan has carried out
a complete survey of the Russian frontier
el nee last June. Russian officials are in
consequence insisting that the Amar and
Transbaikal provinces should In future
be closed to Japanese officials. A Japa
nese official was recently arrested and
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Given More Time
to File Answers
TRENTON, N. J.. Dec. Ifi.-Vnlted
States District Attorney Vreeland In the
United States circuit court announced to
day a further extension tf time had been
granted for the filing of answers In the
suit of the government for the dtssolu-
tlun of the United Steel corporation. The
time wan extended from the first Monday
In January to February 1 in the case of
the United States Steel curportlon Itself
und for twenty-five or thirty other de
fendants In the case.
The extension was granted by Mr. Vree
land with the approval of the Department
The only defendants out of tbe entire
sixteen who have not asked for an ex
tension Of time are John D. Rockefeller
and John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
The Minnesota groups of ruining and
land companies secured an extension
some time ago to January 15 and thus
far they have not asked for further time.
It Is believed all of the defendants who
ask fur It will have their time for filing
answers extended to February 1.
Negro Paid 82,000
to Murder Heirs
to Valuable Land
MUSKOGEE, Okl., Dec. 26. Court in
quiry Into a conspiracy that resulted In
the death of two negro children who
owned oil lands valued at $250,000 went
forward rapidly today. D. C. Allen, the
negro accused of having killed the chil
dren, pleaded guilty. He was sentenced
to Ufe imprisonment.
Others accused of having a part In the
conspiracy will be placed on trial later.
One white man lias been convicted. It
was charged he promised the negro, Al
len, 2,000 to kill the children.
Thirty Persons Fall -Fifteen
Feet; No One
POTTSVILLK. Pa., Deci 26.-None of
the thirty persons who were on the trol
ley car which left the rails on a bridge
spanning the Schuylkill river a mile be
low Pottsvllle last night and plunged into
the bed of the stream Is seriously Injured.
Although all were hurled into the front
end of the car, which was left In a verti
cal position, the worst injuries sustained
were fractured arms. The car fell about
Price of Crude Oil
Advanced Five Cents
PITTSBURG, ' Pa., Dec. 2(5. Announce
ment was made today by the Joseph Seep
Purchasing agency, now the buying power
tifTrHTiliT Standard Oil organisations, of
an advance In Pennsylvania crude oil of
I cents a barrel, bringing the price paid
Independent producers to $1.35 a barrel.
Other grades were raised In proportion as
Somerset, 79 cents, an advance of S
cents; Ragland, 48 cents, an advance of S
cents. No change was made in the price
paid for Mercer black, Gabell, Newcastle
The last preceding change in the price
of Pennsylvania, the basis of the crude
oil market, was made June 11, 1910, when
the prloe was reduced to 11.30. Officials
of the Standard companies stated that
there was no particular shortage In the
grades of oil affected and expressed the
belief that the advance had come as an
Indication that times were much better
and the companies which made up the
great organization could afford It It was
predicted that It will stimulate develop
ment. Two Ships Are Sunk
in Bay of Biscay
GLASGOW, Dec. M. The British
steamer Guillemot, from London for
Genoa, foundered in the bay of Biscay
on December 21. The captain and fifteen
of its crew were lost.
Seven survivors were picked up by the
British steamer Lincalrn and landed here
today. Immediately after rescuing sur
vivors tbo Lincalrn sighted a Spanish,
steamer, whose name it could not dis
cover. In distress.
Before the Lincalrn was able to pro
ceed to Its assistance the Spanish vessel
foundered with all hands.
RICHES0N TRIAL WILL
BEGIN JANUARY 15
EOSTON, Dec. 20. That the state Is
In earnest In Its Intention to try the
Rev. Clarence V. T. Rlcheson January 15
for the murder of Avis Llnnell was still
fu.ther shown today when summonses
were Issued for 3C0 citizens of Suffolk
county to serve on the special jury panel.
It was stated today that Rlcheson's
recovery from his self-inflicted wounds
continued satisfactory and that ha
walked about his cell during the fore
During the day a petition was filed
for consideration by the incoming legis
lature, asking for a new law permitting
private trials of cases Involving the
decency and morals of the community"
and pointing out that need of Immediate
action exists for the hearing of such
cases In private, excluding even the
The legislature meets January, S and
there will be sufficient time before Jan
uary IS to enact legislation.
BOYS SMEAR BLOOD OF
FOWL IN DESERTED MILL
O LATHE, Kan., Dec. 26. Blood stains
In a deserted mill In this city, which for
tw3 days kept couunty authorities busy
running down a supposed murder clew,
were today found to be the work of small
hoys, who as a hoax slew a rooster,
spattered his blood about the desertel
building and upon a heavy Irou bar found
there. Hairpins and strands of woman's
lialr found In the mill alio are believed
to have been placed there by the jokers.
The authorities have dragged veiJ
ponds and old wtKa.
Sceme for Merger of Vast Scope in
Nineteen-Two Went Awry for
Lack of Funds.
ATTORNEY VEEDER ON STAND
Swift and Company Lawyer Tells of
Failure of Combine.
NATIONAL COMPANY FOLLOWED
Intended to Operate Independent
IMMUNITY PLEA AGAIN CITED
Witness Admits Packer Have Or
ganisation Which Meets Kvcry
Tuesday Afternoon Near
CHICAGO. Dec. JS.-Dctails of the plan
for a JoOO.000,000 merger of tho Armoui
Swift, and Morris Interests in I'.KfJ, whlvli
the government contends sought to con
trol the meat Industry of the country,
were revealed today in the trial of the
ten Chicago packers before United States
District Jiulne George A. Carpenter.
The contract which was dated May 1,
W02, was read to the Jury and offered In
evidence by counsel for the government.
The original agreement was produced
In court by Albert H. Vecder, attorney
for Swift and company, who was called
by the government counsel.'
Attorney Vecder testified that the plana
for the giant merger were abandoned
and that in March, 1903, the National
racking company was organised to oper
ate certain Independent packing com
panies purchased with a view of Including
them In the big company.
' Under the terms of the agreement the
three large packing corporations and
their subsidiary companies together with
recently acquired Independent, companies
were to be merged Into one giant con
cern. Armour, Swift, and Morris were
to receive bonds and preferred stock of
the new company In payment for the
value of their tangible property. In
addition to this the promoters were to
receive J25.O00.O0O worth of the new com
pany's stock for intangible property and
a large block of common stock for their
good will, this amount to be fixed by the
earnings of the different plants during
the first year of the new merger.
The promoters planned to borrow $90,
000,000 to finance the giant corporation.
The appraised valuation of Armour,
Swift, Morris and their subsidiaries
companies was given at 1180,000,000. Each
of three promoters deposited $1,000,000
with a Chicago bank as evidence of
good faith, but they were compelled ta
drop the plan on account of the failure
of certain New York capitalists to furnish
the. funds needed.
Veeder was on the' witness stand
throughout the day and will continue
his testimony tomorrow.
Previous to the" exiling of "Veeder to
the stand the defense made an unsuccess
ful attempt to have excluded from the
government's case all transactions prior
to 1905 on the ground that the Immunity
plea freed the packers when they were
Indicted seven years ago, apply to that
Counsel for the pac kers put their motion
in writing, but Judge Carpenter, while
reserving his decision to give the gov
ernment time to reply indleated that
he would deny the motion.
Veeder, at the beginning of his direct
examination, admitted that the packers
had an organisation which met every
Tuesday afternoon In the same building
and on the same floor with his law of
fice and that his son, Henry Veeder,
acted as secretary In 1900, 1901 and 1902.
He did not know the name of the
association and what business was trans
acted at the meetings. He said he never
attended any of the meetings.
The witness said books and records of
the meeting were kept but he did not
know where they were now.
The government contends that It was
at these meetings that the price of meat
was fixed and plana discussed for the
suppression of competition. '
Tbo witness said he had heard at the
pool meeting the different companies and
the territories allotted to them were
designated by letter. He said territory
A" was north of the Ohio river and
east of the Missouri river. He said
Armour was known as "A" among the
companies. . He did not know the letters
used to designule the other members of
the alleged pool.
He said the association of packers was
dissolved In 1901 and his son, who had
acted as secretary, was taken Into his
law office as a partner. The witness
said he first became attorney for Gun-
lave A. Swift, in 1X85 and that on differ
ent occasions had served as dlrectoY for
Swift & Company, and several of its
subsidiary companies. .
BONI IS MAKING ANOTHER
EFFORT TO ANNUL MARRIAGE
ROME, Dec. 26. Count Bonl de Castel-
lane, the former husband of the present
duchess of Talleyrand and Sagan, whoae
maiden name was Anna Gould, being now
in Rome to urge the granting by the
Vatican of annulment of his marriage, the
duchess of Talleyrand has expressed her
desire to make public the following state
ment from Rome:
"I hope the count will succeed, as that
would free me from all moral obligations
to bring up the children In their father's
"DUCHESS ANNA TALLEYRAND.
BARBER CHARGED WITH
OOFFEYV1LLE, Kan., Dec. 2d. Charles
Culver, a barber, Mas arrested here to
day, charged with connection wlt'l the
robbery of the Mulberry (Kan.) postoffice
October 12. when $8.u0j was stolen. The
police say Culver confessed that he and
a partner got the money and had spent
it all. Later, they say, lie denied tbe
In I, Old Women flamed to Death.
ABERDEEN, H. D., Dec. M.-Mrs. Met-
sey Kelthley, 78, and Mrs. Busan Mal
lock, SI. widowed sisters, were burned to
death In a fire of unknown origin which
destroyed their home at Carsons Run,
near here, this morning. The two women
have lived aloue In the house for tho Isst
$ in fxsO
'Six Great Powers
From the Chicago News.
TAFT MEN WjLLMEET TODAY
Plans for Active Campaign in State
Will Be Made.
WILL TALK OVER DELEGATES
Object Is to Avoid a Multiplicity of
Candidates Committee Will
Probably Attend and Select
LINCOLN, '-. Dec-- (Special. --Ths
officers of the Taft league, organised
at the meeting in Lincoln one week ago
today, will meet at the Llndell hotel in
thjs Mty at 1 p. m. tomorrow, to take
up the work for which It was formed.
While It Is not known here it Is supposed
the committee of five from each congres
sional district which Is to arrange for
candidates for delegates to the national
convention haa been named and that tbe
members of the various committees will
meet with the officers of the league.
It is not thought probable, however,
that the delegates will actually be se
lected at this time, though of course the
ground and available material will be can
vassed. The object of this method of
selecting delegates Is to avoid a multi
plicity of candidates which, If permitted
might defeat the object of all, the selec
tion of delegates who would be heartily
In favor of the renominatlon of the presi
dent and who would labaor as well as
vote In the convention to accomplish that
esnl. While the friends of Mr. Taft have
no fears of the result of the primary
preferential vote, they eunstder it Import
ant that the delegates should be bound
to him by a stronger tie than simply
an obligation to vote for him.
Foundation for Campaign.
The principal business expected to come
before the meeting, of course, Is laying
the foundation for an active campaign
which will make the primary expression
In favor of the president as atrong as
possible to show to other states Just
where Nebraska stands on the question.
One problem along this line Is the selec
tion of a secretary to succeed E. M. Pol
lard of Cass, who pleads private business
engagements will not permit his giving
the attention to the office which It
demands. No names have been openly
suggested for the place up to the present
though several suggest themselves as
being both capable and available.
(From ataff 8 Correspondent.)
It Is expected tho members of the old
temporary executive committee also will
be present to wind up their affairs and
lend their counsel to the new organisa
tion. These are: ('. B. Adamn, Superior;
E. M. Pollard, Nehawka; A. W. Jefferls,
Omaha; A. K. Cudy, St. Paul, and A. W.
Hennbllcans to Kile.
The republican state officers who are
serving their first terms and who are
candidates fur re-election have oil of
them decided to make their primary fil
ings some time this week. They are Sec-J
retary of State Wait, State Treasurer
(Continued on Second Page.)
before 6 p. m.
Eighteen valuable prizes
awarded next Sunday.
Tx)ok for rules of contest
on page 10.
Those Volunteer Nurses.
are Co-operating to Restore Peace
of Lincoln Kills
PLAINFIELD, N. J., Dec. 36.-V01lam
Patterson of Lincoln, Neb., a friend of
William Jennings Bryan, who disappeared
from his daughter's home here on Sun
day morning last, was found dead today
with, his throat cut near a quarry In
North Plalnfleld. A bloody raior lay by
his side and the police say that It Is a
rase of sultfldo.'
Mr. Patterson left his wife and two
children In Lincoln several weeks ago to
spend the Christmas holidays with his
daughter hare, Mrs. Leroy H. Gates.
Ho formerly owned a wholesale hard
ware establishment In Lincoln, which was
destroyed by fire some time ago. Of late
he has been despondent.
The police of Now Jersey and New
York were scaiv!itngs for him when tho
body was found.
Sherwood Bill Would
Add Many Millions
to Pension Boll
WASHINGTON, Dec. 26.-8cretury of
the Interior Fisher Informed President
Taft today that final adoption of the
Sherwood doll&r-a-day pension bill as
It passed the house would Increase the
government's annual pension expenditure
at least $5.000,UOO. Pension Commissioner
Davenport will send a detulled report to
congress. Mr. Taft haa refrained from
stating definitely that he would veto the
Sherwood bill If It came to him, but
close friends believe that he would.
Many Miles Apart
DENVER, Dec. 20. Although separated
by &)0 miles Charles R. Anderson, a
wealthy New York broker, and hla wife
today enjoyed a Christmas dinner to
gether by telephone.
Mr. Anderson la at a Denver hotel and
his wife Is lu Salt Lake City, Utah,
Telephones were placed at their re
spective dinner tables, and waiters on ex
tension telephones heard husband and
wife order a menu together as if they
had been sitting side by side. During
the meal husband and wife kept up a
Telephone charges brought the cost of
the dinner up to $75.
Taft May Attend
St. Patrick's Dinner
WASHINGTON, Dev. 24. President Taft
may attend the dinner of the Crarltabla
Irish Kocletv of lloston on Kt. 1'utrirk'a
day, March 17. In declining an Invitation
from John Mitchell, the labor leader, to
be a guest at the St. Patrick's day din
ner of the Irish-American Society of
Iackawanna County, Pennsylvania, at
Scranlon the president Indicated that If
he attended any such celebration he
would go to Huston.
VIOLET BUEHLER HAS
CHICAGO. Dec. 26.-Vlth the discovery
by the police that Violet But tiler, missing
since November 2T, had not one, but sev
eral romances, the line of search was
expected to change today.
Inspector Hunt claimed to have reliable
Information that the lluehler girl Mas
given a diamond ring by a police lieu
tenant. It was reported last night that the girl
a as In Chicago and that she would be at
home today. The story apparently was
not reliable, however, and the police to
day planned to continue their seurch fur
to China." tfews Item.
MORE TR00PSJ0R TABRIZ
Large Force of All Arms Sent to
STORY OF MASSACRE DENTED
Itnsalaa Consnl Hays Nearly All
Women and Children Were Re
moved Before Hontbardment
nnd Few Were Killed.
3ULFA, Persia." Dec. 26. Anither' large
force of Russian troops of all arms left
their encampment today In the vicinity
of Ispahan for Tabrla today..
The reinforcements consisted of three
additional regiments of rifles, three
squadrons of Cossacks and two moun
tain batteries, ail at war strength.
Killing; of Women Denied.
ST. PETK R8 H V RG, Dec. 28. The Rus
sian consul general at Tabrls has tele
graphed today to the Russian foreign
offlcu a vigorous denial of the charges
of murder and outrage which have been
launched against the Russian troops by
tho Persian authorities.
The consul general says:
"I protest against this Infamous cal
umny of our troops, who have alwaya
treated the peaceful populace with hu
manity notwithstanding the atrocities
by the Pcrsiana on our wounded soldiers
and the mutilation of our killed.
"if Isolated Innocent Persians have suf
fered It can only have been during the
bombardment of the houses In the vicin
ity of the camp (is our soldiers were fired
on, AftT suffering serious losses the
commandant of the Russian troops sent
an order for all tho women and children
as well as the men to quit the houses.
He placed them under shelter In our camp
and later sent thorn to the city under an
escort of soldiers.
"On this 'occasion a .young officer,
Prince Wahkwahew, who was In com
mand of the escort, was treacherously
killed by the Persians."
American tuloay Safe.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2.-Furthef than
a message from American Consul Pad
dock at Tabrls stating the entire Ameri
can colony there was sssembled on
Christmas day, and that everyone was
well, tho State department has heard
nothing from Persia.
Officials attribute tho lack of reports
from Teherun to the fact that the lega
tion there haa assumed that this gov
ernment la being kept Informed by press
Major General Hodges
Dies in New York
WASHINGTON, Dec. 2fi.-MaJor General
Charles L. Hodges, United States army,
retired, died at his homo here early to
day after an Illness of several months.
Oeneral Hodges was born In Rhode Island
on March 13, 1817, and entered the volun
teer service at the outbreak of the civil
war, when he was li years of age. In
1V53 he entered the permanent establish
ment and served continuously up to
March 13 last, when he was rettrud.
ROOSEVELT IS NOT IN
NEW YORK STATE POLITICS
NEW YORK. Dec. 26. Theodore Roose
velt announced this afternoon that he
was taking no part In the New York stats
political situation and that "not a single
human being" had asked him to lend his
Influence to the support of an' Vandldate
for the republican nomination i"v gov
ernor next year.
"I have not been asked beca
luse I ."v
ects me tc
not In oolitlcs. and nobody expects
, ll.l... " mmtA K I
Colonel Roosevelt today had an hour's
conference with Darwin 11. James, jr.,
president of the Young Men's Republican
vlue C Btooaiya-
Marks Defense Seeks to Show Dis
crepancies Between Documents
Signed by Mabray.
IMPORTANT CLAUSES ARE ADDED
These are Allusions Made to Bluffs
Bank and J. J. Hess.
SECOND ONE MORE COMPLETE
Also Some Matters Omitted in Sec'
STATE RESTS ITS CASE EARLY
Action Taken I nespertedly anil
Marks Lawyers Seek to Show Part
Played by Postoffice Inspect
ors In GettlnsT Testimony.
The prosecution in the trial of Benjamin
Marks, tor conspliacy at Council Lluf(s
suddenly announced that It had concluded
the presentation of direct evidence at 8:30
The defense attempted to show discrep
ancies between the two confessions al
leged to have been made by Mahray while
he was In the Lravenwurth prison, with
a view to neutralising the evidence tend,
tng to connect all others except Marks
with the alleged conspiracy. The state
did not Intend to Introduce the alleged
official confession of Mabray after the
case had reached an advanced stage.
It was the defense that put Mabray on
the rack by Introducing the confessions
and made hltn admit that he had written
only one statement, but that the one of
fered was not the original.
When Mabray left the stand on Friday
morning It was announced that hla direct
examination was concluded and he was
recalled yesterday as the last witness of
the day and required to Identify further
special documents contained In the mini
of stuff seised at the time of his arreBt
at Little Rook In February, 1909. It was
at the conclusion of this testimony that
the confessions were sprung upon him
by the defense.
It waa shown that every allusion to
the connection of the First National
bank. County Attorney Hess and' the
speclflo implication of the Council muffs
police department, was not Included In
the confession that Mabray really did
make, but these were added as separate
paragraphs to the typewritten and al
leged official confession brought to htm
at the prison and signed by him, and
with which he showed unfamlllarlty
when It was handed to him In the wit- '
ness chair. Mabray' a written confession
was signed by him on December 2, 1910,
and was written on paper not used at
the prison, but which, Mabray admitted
he believed was turned over to Mr. Swsn
son and was taken away by him, and on
December' ZS Poetoffloe Inspector Ranger
apeared at the prison, and according to
Mabray, staid a few hours and departed
with the typewritten confession, which
Is also written on paper not used tit the
prison. The last page of this confession
described at length the uses that were
made of the extra, 1 per cent added, 1
per. cent at a time, at the beginning of
the years 1907 and 19U6.
The first extra per cent Is specifically
declared to have been for the purpose of
corrupting the officers of the Flrt Na
tional bank and to guarantee the bank
against possible loss In handling the
paper of ths mikes, and for the further
purpose of paying for the trouble of noti
fying Marks when the paper became good.
Another paragraph describes the use that
was alleged to have been made of the
1S08 1 per cent In corrupting County At
torney J. J. Hess and his whole office
Mabray tried to explain why his original
confession did not contain these declara
tions upon which the whole chargo of
conspiracy rests, but could not do so be
yond saying that he might have told Mr.
Swenson about the otlier things at sub
sequent Interviews, and that there was
so much In the case that he could at
tempt to remember b'ut little of it. An
other striking peculiarity of the second
confession is ths legal verbiage with
which It Is clothed. In It the word "af
fiant" repeatedly appears, an expression
with which Mabray admitted on cross
examination be was not familiar.
Among the first differences, noted In
the two alleged confessions was Mabrays
statement in tbe original that he went
"from New Orleana to Council Bluffs
and Omaha In the spring of 1907." This
was cut out of the second statement.
Mabray aald he had no Idea why it was
done. Another was bis first statement
that he first applied to Tom Ratllff aj
to how he could arrange to have some
suitable person close enough to the police
department to get his men vtt. c.r jail
In case of arrests.
"I can't iell why lint was dropped out;
I did not make up tho typewritten state
ment," said Mabray.
Another rather litartllng omission con
tained In til eflrat, but omitted from tbe
second document, was Mabrsy's state
ment: "I paid Rrtn Muki in the years 1W1 and
19v8 approximately $30,000."
He could not tfll why it was cut out
of the second eU.1nt.
"Waa It ivot t'tnause somebody had
Given away each day in
tbe want ads to those finding
Read the want ada each
day, If you don't get a prlie
you will probably find some
thing advertised that appeals
Each day these prliea are
-ffrwd, no punlea to solve no
ewhscriptlona to get nothing
but Slndlng your name. It will
appear aome time.
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