Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, July 16, 1916, NEWS SECTION, Page 10, Image 10

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    10 A
Increasing Uue of Five-Ton
Vehicles Presents New Prob
lems in Improvements.
Cole-Springfield Tour coupe Popular
City Commissioner Jardine, who
has charge of the public improve
ments? department, finds that the in
creasing use of the five-ton motor
truck and motor vehicles of slightly
less capacity is presenting new prob
lems in connection with paved thor
oughfares. The common four and
five-inch concrete base.'will not stand
the racket, as is evidenced by a, sec
tion Of new pavement on Thirtieth
street north ot tfie Belt line tracks.
"I have come to the conclusion that
I will have a six-inch base plased on
Twenty-fourth street, Cuming street
to Patrick avenue, which repaving is
now in' progress," stated the commis
sioner. ,. ;. i", . , '. .Y .
The specifications for the North
Twenty-fourth street job call for a
five-jnch base and the additional inch
will be paid for as an "extra." All fu
ture navinu- and reoavinn on the prin-
rinal streets will hereafter have heav
ier bases, and it is the intention of
the public improvement department
to see that the dirt foundation is
' well rolled before the base is laid.
The annual expense of repairing
paved streets is becoming a matter of
serious concern, particularly the as
phalt streets. It is being realized that
it pays in the long run to have a sub
stantial pavement in the first instance
and this conviction has been growing
on account of thtf increasing use of
large automobile trucks. Some of
these trucks are loaded with five tons
of material, and that is quite a load
for a pavement which was laid under
the old order of affairs.
Contractor Want Men.
The paving contractors just now
say they cannot get enough men.
"What I would like to have is one
gang for the grading, another for
the concrete base work and a third
for the surface covering," stated a
Charles Fanning has started the
brick work on Center street, which is
one of the largest caving jobs of the
season. This work is being pushed
along and when completed will make
the street a popular thoroughfare.
Repaving of Eleventh street, north
nf Grace street, will be finished be
fore long. This street is used for the
East Omaha traffic and is a much
needed improvement ,
Omaha Distributer
... For Saxon Car Lands
Season's Contract
Once more Omaha has scored in
the eyes of automobile manufac
tures. This time the score is in
giving the Omaha distributer, W. L.
Killy of the Noyes-Killy Motor com
pany, the first distributer contract
written by the Saxon, factory for the
1917 seasorii There are over 1,000
distributing organizations handling
the Saxon ' throughout the United
States, and it is rather significant
that the Omaha distributer was given
the first audience with the man who
writes the contracts.
In speaking of the work of the sales
manager for the Saxon Motor com
pany Mr. Killy was quite enthusias
tic. "The day of contracting hit and
miss is over' said Mr. Killy. "The
sales njanager of today has a world of
tabulated information regarding each
section of the country, and it is his
inh to know how many cars should
be sold in a given territory. These
figures are based upon the wealth of a
' community, the number of farms, the
per capita wealth of the community
nit the number of cars sold in the
territory in question during the pre
ceding two years.
' "There are other basic factors, but
in the main they are as above. In
stead of a dealer telling the factory
how many cars he can sell, the fac
tory shows the dealer cold figures
which indicate the number 'of cars
which should be sold."
New Tariff Will Aid ,
v Japs in indo-China of Tin Assoclatsd rtm)
Tokio, July 10. Governor General
of French Indo-China. has ar
rivrri in laoan in connection with
negotiations between Japan and
France for a revision of the customs
tariff between Japan and the trench
colony. It is understood nere tnat
France will make customs reductions
which will permit of a greater ex
portation of Japanese goods to In do
Read Bee Want Ads for profit. Use
them for results- ...
The four-passenger Cole-Springfield
Tourcoupe, the new all-year-'round
car of the Cole people, is attracting
much attention along the automobile
rows in tle large cities ot the coun
Reo Plant Replete
With Equipment
. For Testing Cars
"Seems like ar awfully expensive
equipment," said a Reo dealer on a
recent visit to the factory, when he
was shown' into the big engine and
chassis testing department with the
rows upon rows of dyanometers and
other electric apparatus.
"It does look like it." said the Reo
guide.'l As a matter of fact our sales
department tells us it is one of the
most economical features of our
plant. What seems to be extrava
gant, in fact really proves to be very
chesp when it comes to selling the
product-you know we make auto
mobiles to sell, not to keep. '
"Every Reo mbtor and every Reo
rear axle, every transmission, ana
every chassis each individual one
is subjected to the most rigid and
precise dynanometer test. Not only
the power of the motor, but the ef
ficiency of the transmission mech
anism clean back to the tires is test-
ed here and accurately recorded by
electrical instruments.
"It is not as extravagant as it looks,
however, continued the Keo man,
"for if you will notice from each of
these dyanometers runs a set of
wires, and if you will come over into
the next room I will show you where
we utilize power that is generated by
Reo motors tours and sixes during
their several hours of test." In an ad
joining room they found two big gen
erators. "Here, said the Reo man,
"you will see that we are generating
over 450 horsepower on an average.
At times, it runs twice that. Aside
from the slight loss in the lines, we
put all the power developed by fifty
or 100 motors, as the case may be,
that are on the testing blocks, into
our lines and utilizes it to run the
factory. If all the motors were run
ning to full capacity, of course, we
would generate a good deal more, but
our policy is to run the generator for
several hours at a slow speed, and
gradually as it limbers up, increase
its speed and power output until we
finally develop its maximum."
Fortune Soldiers .
Find Opportunity
At Packard Plant
Soldiers of fortune are finding their
opportunity at the plant of the Pack
ard Motor Car company. With re
cruiting of motor truck drivers and
mechanics asked tor by tne united
States War department going on and
those men already accepted only
awaiting the word that will start
them south, the spirit ot aavanture
is in the air.
Men of every station are rushing to
answer the call tor workers in the
United States army motor transport
division along the Mexican border.
Expert motor machinists, with shop
clothes still redolent of lubricating
oils and cutting compounds, rub
shoulders with men who drive up in
their own automobiles to sign the
government contract. There are for
mer soldiers, veterans of the Cuban
and Philippine campaigns and the
Boer war, staid shopmen who never
realized they had the wanderlust un
til the call sounded and any number
of comparative youngsters all eager
to do their bit at the border.
Since June 30, 1U6 men have been
sent south with Packard trucks from
Detroit. - Those who did not get
away with the first contingents re
fuse to get far enough away from
the Packard plant to run any chance
of missing the word that will start
them traveling any many, using their
suitcases for pillows, rest in the shade
while waiting.
The work of supplying the 396
Packard trucks asked for in the War
department's latest order is being
rushed at Iod sneed, Army trans
port bodies, which are made in east
ern rennsvivania, arc ucmg uun.tu
to Detroit by express.
Read Bee Want Ads for profit. Use
them for results. . .
(Continued Fran Pass One.)
James H. Wilkerson, former United
States district attorney at Chicago;
Ralph F. Potter, his law partner, and
Leslie P. Hanna of Waukegan for the
defense. More than 1,000 veniremen
were examined before a jury, said by
counsel upon its selection to be above
the average in intelligence and char
acter, was chosen. Judge Charles H.
Donnelly presided.
The series of parallels started at
Lake Forest, one of a series of aristo
cratic suburbs dottinsf the heavily
wooded bluffs along the west shore of
Lake Michigan from Chicago to Wau
kegan, for Frank Lambert, father of
Marion, was superintendent ot tne
KuDnenheimer estate, and Edward O.
Orpet, father of the defendant, super
intendent ot tne estate or vyrus mc
Cormick, both at Lake Forest.
Fall in Love.
Last summer young Orpet, then a
pallid, slender youth of 19, of sharply
resular features, somewhat vain of
his college opportunities and undis
ciplined as to character, returned
from the University of Wisconsin at
Madison for a vacation at home. He
fell madly in love with Marion, ac
cording to his letters. She had com
pleted her junior years at the Deer
field High school and was then 17
and known for her gaiety and laugh
ter "the life of the party," as one
witness put it.
When Orpet returned to college in
the fall of 1915 frequent letters' were
exchanged, Orpet destroyed her's;
she saved his and they remained after
her death to speak of the great fear
of exposure that came upon her.
Orpet, in testifying, said that he was
certain that these fears were ground
less. Once he mailed her a bottle of
molasses and water "to ease her
mind," and he brought a similar com
pound with him for the same purpose
when he entered Helm's woods, near
Lake Forest, with her on the morning
of Wednesday, February 9, last.
Orpet testified that he made the
trip to allay her fears and to explain
a story which had reached Marion
that he was engaged to one Celestia
Youker, but the elaborate efforts
which he made to keep the trip secret,
and his subsequent conflicting state
ments of it to officers of the law de
veloped into the most damaging evi
dence against him. It led to the
menacing question of Mr. Joslyn,
reiterated again and again "Why?
Why? Why? Why did you cornel
Ymi hrnueht no relief: vou brought
no medicine; you brought no tender
ness no words ot love I vvny oio
you come?"
On February 8. Orpet at Madison
left three letters, post-dated February
9, with his friend Otto Peterson to be
mailed on the latter date, une was
dated to be mailed on the latter
date. One was to his mother, one
to Marion, and the third to Mat'on's
friend Josephine Davis. They were
worded to make it appear that the
writer was in Madison on February 9,
the day he kept his tryst in the woods
with Marion, and she came to her
Reason For Alibi Letters.
Orpet explained on the stand that
the alibi letters, as they came to be
known, were written so that if by ac
cident he were seen at Lake Forest
and word of the fact reached Marions
parents, who objected to him, or his
own parents, who expected him to
remain faithful to college duties at
Madison, they would accept the let
ters as conclusive evidence to the con
trary. The letter to Josephine was to
corroborate that to Marion. Jo
sephine testified that she never re
ceived it.
On the afternoon of the 8th, in a
dark overcoat which he said he had
borrowed to wear with a dress suit to
a party which he expected to attend
on the 12th, carrying the bottle of
molasses and water in his pocket, and
leaving behind him the alibi letters
and a bed rumpled to deceive his land
lady, the student proceeded by wav of
Milwaukee, where he spent a half
hour or so between trains, to Lake
Forest. Arriving there he arranged
by telephone to meet Marion on her
way to school the next morning,
walked about for a while to make cer
tain that his parents had retired, and
entered the McCormick garage where
he spent the night on a cot.
In the morning he and Marion
met and walked through the snow
into the woods, Orpet testified that
there was little conversation, and he
could recollect only the purport of it.
He offered her the "medicine," and
she refused it. He started to leave,
but she called him back and asked
if he was going to write to her any
more. He said there seemed to be no
use of it, and started away again.
much after that except that on reach-
g the road I threw away the medi
cine and made my way on toot to
Highland Park, caught a train and
that evening arrived back at Madi
son." Marion was missed that night and
her body found the next morning.
Orpet was arrested and told numer
ous conflicting stories prior to the
trial, these being used against him
at the trial. During his cross-examination,
which lasted three days, he
repeatedly took refuge in "I don't
remember. Me spoke in a low voice,
with apparently studied effort, but
nevertheless became involved at times
and extricated himself by "correct
ing my previous testimony." His
manner was nervous and he rarely
looked at his inquisitor, Attorney
The State's Theory.
Early in the case the state de
veloped the theory that Orpet pur
chased a two-ounce bottle from
Charles Hassinger, a friend employed
in a drue store at Madison, obtained
cyanide of potassium from an alleged
supply in the greennouse on tne Mc
Cormick estate, and made a solution
of it before retiring to bed in the
?;arage. It was charged that he either
orced Marion to take it, or deceived
her with the explanation that it was
The state was unable to persuade
any witness to come from Wiscon
sin, and repeatedly hinted that a
sinster influence of the defense was
at the bottom of it. Hassinger,
wanted with references to the bottle,
was among those who declined to tes
tify and no bottle or other container
for the poison was even found. Otto
Peterson likewise became a persistent
absentee, despite the need for his tes
timony regarding the alibi letters and
as having seen Orpet, according to
the latter, concoct the molasses and
Dr. Ralph W. Webster and Dr. W.
J. McNally, chemists, testified for the
state that Marion died of liquid cya
nide of potassium, and that the spots
on her coat were left by drops of
the solution. Three defense chemists
testified that the poison was taken in
powder form and that the important
and accusatory cyanide in the green-
house was not cyanide of potassium at
all, but cyanide of sodium, with only
a faint trace ot potassium. Dr,
McNally, having made further ex
periments, voluntarily appeared for
the defense and corrected his pre
vious testimony to agree with that of
the defense, and Dr. Webster, recalled
by the state, did so in reply to a hy
pothetical question on cross-examination.
Cause of Death.
It was shown further without con
tradiction by every chemists who had
a hand in the examination of Mar
ion's stomach content, that cyanide
of potassium caused her death. Only
fore her death, was alone in the lab
oratory out of hours in violation of a
school rule.
The parallel of knowledge of cya
nide did not run so straight. Orpet
according to his testimony, had not
looked at a chemistry text book for
two years, while Marion's next lesson
which she was preparing included the
subject of cyanide of potassium. Or
pet, however, knew of its use in the
greenhouse as a fumigator, and had
read an article on its use in horticulture.
I i h.iuswJj; I
Something made me look around i an inconsequent trace of sodium ap-
i aon t Know wnat and i saw peared. When it was shown in ad
Marion lying in the snow," related
the defendant on the stand. "I re
turned, kneeled over her for maybe
a minute. I noticed the moist powder
in the lines of her hand. Her eyes
were glazed. Then a kind of fog came
on my brain and I don't remember
"Old Hickory" Motor Delivery Tracks
The above picture shows a novel
method of starting an automobile
across a stretch of several hundred
miles. L. M. Maynard, Denver, Colo.,
by using the Western Union wires,
cranked a Pathfinder car at San
Diego, Cai.
The Pathfinder car at San Diego
is the car, which stripped of all gears
except high and reverse, is being
driven from San Diego to New York
City in an effort to demonstrate the
hill climbing qualities of the Path
finder "twin six." According to the
present schedule, the car will reach
Omaha July 18.
I Don't scrap lim m thit V H
f Rtpair them with H
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"Old Hlekorr" Motor Tracks are and constructed In accord with
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dition, that to have taken in the
amountof cyanide of potassium found
in her stomach, Marion would have
had to eaten two pounds of the sub
stance in the greenhouse, or to have
drank two quarts of a solution made
from it, it was admitted generally that
this subsstance as the instrument of
death had disappeared from the case.
The fact that young Orpet might
have obtained the greenhouse cyanide
had its parallel in the laboratory of
tite Deerheld high school attended by
Marion. The instrument of murder
and the instrument of suicide were
equally available. The laboratory sub
stance was V per cent pure cyanide
of potassium. Marion, on the day be-
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