Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, September 21, 1917, Page 2, Image 2
THE BEE; ' OMAHA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1917. ED LANDERS SAW JONES ENTER HOUSE Villisca Beal Estate Dealer Springs Sensation in Az Mar der Case, Involving Son. : v of Senator Jones. (CnttoiMd from Page One.) Red Oak jroa thought Fenn Moore committed the murder?" "I did not" . "You knew and recognized hirnthat night?" v : "I did." ,. , "When before the coroner's jury, under oath, did you not reply that you saw rothing around the Moore Douse but the house r -"I may have made that answer." The introduction of Witness Lan ders confirms the early declaration of the defense that they would at tempt to fasten the crime on others in addition to clearing Kelly.; Mansfield May Yet Appear. Just how far they will go in this matter, they will not divulge, but the appearance 01 Dili juansneia ai inc trial is among the possibilities. If he comes, it wouia dc in connection wun rebuttal testimony by the state. The prospective -dramatic entry of the nam of -Mansfield, into the case Minister Says He Obeyed God's Commands and Slew Ax Victims In the course of his examination by Attorney General Havner in the Logan county jail, previous to his confession, Kelly made these highly sensational statements, according to the sworn testimony of the ste nographer: "My mother said when I was IS I was unbalanced.". "When God tells me to slay, I have to do it; when He tells me to burn a barn, I have to do it" "Children, you know, have always bothered me." "God told me there would be a light in the house, and there was a light They made no outcries that I can remember." "I heard a voice say 'Go there,' and I have heard that voice ever since. I preached my sermon, 'Slay Utterly,' at Macedonia and have preached it since. I speak seven languages." "When the Lord said 'Burn,' I thought I was Christ; that ia why I burned those barns and the jaiL" . - "If the Lord said 'Clear the way for Christ' I would have to do that. If the Lord said 'Slay utterly,' I would have to kill again." "I am a part of Christ I was on fire with the . Holy Ghost and had to work., ine old testament tells about the sacrifice of blood." BRITISH RESUME ATTACK AT YPRES DRIVE NEW WEDGE (Continued from Pag One.) bones, reddish complexion, an un usual type of man." Thorpe is manager of a business house at Jefferson. Opening up this phase of the case caused quite a stir in the court room and is the subject of much gossip on the streets. Jacob S. Detwflcr, Kan sas City, Kan., attorney, for Mans field, was here Monday and Tuesday at the trial. Mansfield is a packing nouse employe at A-ansas City. Fannie R. Longman of Logan was the stenographer who reported the conference at the Logan jail on the night of 'August -31. She worked a a . .a ar I V UKWHt Va was knocked gai(ey west when judge untij 2-J0 a. n, when J. J. Ferguson , I "". uia" i0t Louncu uiutls relieved her. fergu a motion of the . state by throwing out all testimony of R. H. Thorpe of Jefferson, Ia. Attorney. Faville moved that this testimony be stricken from the record because it was incompetent and no foundation had been laid by the defense. Thorpe was on the stand shortly before the morning adjournment and for a short time after 2 o'clock. He had t( gotten far beyond identifying son read his transcript yesterday Miss Longman, the first witness to aay, reaa ner notes, whicn, m many respects, were repetitions of fergu son s readings. Incoherencies of Kelly's remarks as in the Ferguson transcript, were noted also in Miss Longman s report, "I want vou to tell me voluntarily and freely how that family was killed: a ohotofiraoh of Mansfield as the man how you got into the house -without he saw on the train the morning after arousing the people. I want only the the ax murder and the same man he 1 truth, without promise of reward," ; met in Red Oak during July last year, ; wncn selective wiikerson orougni , Mansfield back from Kansas City, - - otter Thrown out. The defense prepared a typewritten ; offer, covering what they intended to show by the testimony of Thorpe, the offer being objected to by the state, The court perused the offer and sustained the : objection. That placed a quietus on the Mansfield phase of the case for the present. ; The defense, however, maintains, it will come back on another tack. C. J. Norris. Sioux Falls attorney, : the last witness today, declared Kelly to have been of unsound mind during ; the minister's residence and detention .at Sioux Falls and Winner, S. D. Norris was assistant United States ; attorney when Kelly was idicted on . a.charg.of sending obscene letters 5 through the mails to girls who - answered his ads in an Omaha news ? paper. l -As ,.-' ' Said He Was President. ; "During ' one ; conversation with Kelly he told me he was president . Wilson and intended to appoint a cer- tain bioux fans man Postmaster. On : another occasion he told me he was ? not sure his name was Kelly, but that 1. . i.. i t W - .... . ii migni nave oeen jonest: testinea ! Morris., .. -- v '. t "He was apparently In earnest, J when he said he was president," Mor. ris added. '' . v. ."Kelly's eyes , occasions would ; Dotage, nis muscular system showed : encct ot agitation, and he was talks tive. . He told me of a set of books hs lost in the Omaha tornado and showed me a letter of recommends- - tton from the president of the Omaha ; i treoiogical seminary. ' Frothed at Mouth. ; ""He was so excitable at times his mouth frothed. He told me during a 'visit that if hed a v revolver he would shoot .himself and end it all. He referred to his mother saying that if he did not restrain his overr ; study he would get into trouble. He asked me to write to a man in Kan sas for him, to help him set third de gree Masonry , He said he was not sure, of the man s name because he ' might have married again and changed his name.--.. t ; "On another occasion he attempted t address Judge Elliott in federal ; court relative to -a charge against ' him. ;...", v-. ; . . "He said if he wrote letters to girls lie oid not remember it. tie was . charged in Sioux Falls with having were navneri opening remarks at the Logan jail session, according to the Longman record. Kelly was quoted as saving that on the night of June 9, 1912, he was preparing a sermon on "Slay Ut terly." '? 'V-- - ;, His head was hot and felt sick, Studied ' hard and walked at night time. He believed he killed the chil dren first. V ; r;..i . k : Know You Killed Them. Havner: "I know you killed those people and you owe it to yourself and others to tell the truth." -, Kelly: "Hadn't L better send for Sutton or McKefltier . ; ; ; ti Havner: - ' You arrived at Macedo nia at 7:10 Monday morning and talked about the murder before it had been discovered. Kelly: "Will you send me to a hos pital? i ! irHr?' -': ; , ; . As Miss Longman read the Logan conversation she indicated that Kelly sobbed occasionally and asked. for his attorneys. : ; ;, ' ,,s Havner repeated that he had been sent for by Kelly and merely wahted to hear what the prisoner had to say and would not obligate himself to art swer Kelly's questions. ; Havner re peated that he would offer no hope of reward. . .;- i h; l i: A few more excerpts: ! f Havner: "What difference does It make who goes back on you or who is for you jf you tell "thertruth?" t Kelly: "All I know1 it that! was out of my head and went and did it" Kelly referred to Havner belonging to Methodist conference and added he did not think a member of the Metho dist conference would hang an insane man.. ,;. - ,: -; t Those Burned Buildings: J Kelly: "Mr. Havner. you be fair with me. Judge Sutton said he thought I was crazy. ) did what the Lord told me and he told me to do these things.",;); ;;t .;. j,-v. .j ' ,h ; , Havneri "I am not responsible for what Sutton may say.' r ; ; .Havner referred to having evidence that Kelly referred to the ax murders on the train before the crime was dis covered and Kelly asked why those witnesses ' should have kept that in formation a secret five years. Kelly:. "Are you sure that this is not something you are framing up on me?" is.'.- ', -.- 'i Havner: Take him back to the jail. You told these men to send for me didn t you, Kelly? I have all this evi light in the house and there was light. "They made no outcries that I can remember. "I heard a voice say, 'Go there and I have heard that voice ever since. I preached my sermon, 'Slay utterly,' at Maceaonia ana nave preacnea it since, i speak seven languages. "When the Lord said 'burn,' thought I was Christ: that is whv burned those barns and 'the jail. "If you will take me to a hosoita I will tell you a story on Wiikerson Are you going to let the doctors ex amine me? i "If the Lord said 'dear the way for Christ,' I would have to do that. If the Lord said 'Slay utterly, I would nave to kill again. "I am a part of Christ. 1 1 was on fire with the Holy Ghost and had to work. The Old Ttstament tells about sacrifices of blood. . "I did not think the Lord wanted me to do that until I got to the house I wonder what the Lord will have next for me to do. I killed the chil dren first because the Lord said so. tried to do what he said." Havner: "I have known for a long nme you were the man who did this Kelly: "When I sret those snell there is no telline what I mav do. If I go to the grand jury, will they hang me?" . . Judge Threatens Delinquents. "We are srettinir tired of witnesses failing to respond when their names are called. I hey had better be here or it may cost them something," an nounced iuage Boies when aamuel Barnett of Macedonia did not respond to his name. He was summoned Wednesday flight. Sheriff Dunn went to Macedonia for him this morning. The court had made a previous an- nouncement of like tenor and he has instructed the bailiff, to eject those who laugh. , - , The court room is sacked to the walls each session. Old men sat on the stepa at 6:30 waiting to get in. At 7 ciclock Scores of earlv arrival occupieif the front room. Women attendants for afternoon sessions arrive soon after morninar djournment with sewinr and cro. chet work. Some bring folding chairs and occupy space around the walls. John Montgomery, father of Mrs. be Moore, a constant attendant at the trial, said the state's evidence did not change his opinion that Kelly is innocent j " Examination1 6f the Ferguson trans cript of the Logan jail meeting with jrveuy shows that the prisoner waf rged twentv-four times to tell the truth and only the truth. , , : Telle of Kelly'i Movements. " Henry and LouEnnarson of Vik isca, la., testified as to the move ments of Kelly when he arrived in Villisca. Lou met Kelly at the depot Saturday evening. June 8. 1912. and drove the minister to the home of enry Ennarson, where he remained oyer night Kelly preached at Pilot Grove and Erlington churches on Sunday and he accompanied him to the Ewing home early Sunday even ing. Henry Ennarson testified he had seven children, all at home the night Kelly was his guest The oldest child was 14. - .-v Persistent Advertising Is the Road to Success. written to girls asking them to pose dence without saying a word. If you in the nude. He told me his father I don't remember killing those people, was found dead in the mountains of Scotland." ; f M. D. Myers, sheriff of Logan, was on the stand a few minutes and of fered nothing materially new in con nection with the alleged third degree on Kelly. . I - e W. P, Dinwidie, former postmaster at Macedonia reitifieit that at A o'clock in the afternoon of the Mon day following the murder, be delivered a Utter to Kelly who then and there referred to the missive as containing information of the Villisca crime, . Claim Kelly Didn't Talk, The defense intends to show, that Kelly received information of the Vil lisca crime as Quickly as anybody else and did not impart the information before the crime was discovered, Milton Osier of Macedonia said Samuel Barnett told him last summer that he (Barnett) met Kelly up town on Monday after the crime and not at the depot as testified to by Barnett, who was a state's witness. 1 The defense offered this as impeach ment ot Harnett s testimony. R. W. Beeson, attorney for F. F. Jones in the Jones-Wiikerson slander suit is taking keen interest in the trial- '". "'. ' - ... . , Thorpe Takes Stand. ; - Thorpe, who took the stand short. ly before the noon adjournment, tes titiea that on the morning of June 10, 1912, he was traveling from Shen- anaoan to mwmarket At Uarinda two men entered the train. Thome being the only passenger who did not get on for lunch. Thorpe said:. "I noticed the man who entered the front door of the car appeared nervous and there was a pe culiar look ia his eyes, I was inclined to believe he was an escaoed lunatic. His shoes were muddy and his trou sers were muddy half way to his knees. He asked me for a match. He rode as far as Newmarket, and sat be side me.": V.. ; , v.jv,, y;i-,! Ia Packing House Employe.' ' Mitchell handed Thorpe a photo graph of Mansfield, which the witness identified. Witness further identified this as the likeness of the same man he later saw at Red Oak by the scar . on his neck.' .'' . ' The other man who 'got on "the train on this occasion fixed by Thorpe will be considered late this afternoom The second man is described as "35 to 40 years of age, reddish brown mous tache, conspicuous nose and cheek then don t sav so. Kelly: "Oh. Mr. Havner fwrineintr his hands and sobbing) I know God wanted me to do these things.", ' Havner: "Did God tell you to burn buildings at Sutton?" ,--. Kelly: "They say I burned them." Will They Hang Me? Kelly said during the session at the Logan jail: -,': r "My mother said when I was 15 I was unbalanced. ;S - ? , "When God tells me to slay I have to do it: when he tells me to burn a barn I have to do it "Children, you know, have always bothered me. , . ,r; "God told me there would be a Limited.) Sharp outpost actions oc curred west of Lens yesterday and today, in which the enemy were the aggressors. Ihe objective of today s skirmish was a house in the western part of Lens, occupied by us as an out post Last night a strong party of Ger mans attacked the- house but were driven off. They returned to the at tack in stronger force and captured the house. The Canadians who had held it at once organized a counter-attack, driving out the Germans. Artillery activity has been greater today, aided by brilliant sunshine, than for several days. The tendency of the enemy already noted to devote more attention to shelling our back areas with long range, high velocity guns increases, as does his use of gas shells in sections ; where non- combatants live. The object apparent ly is to terrorize mine workers and their families and make more difficult the work of Taising coal. "City of Dead," . In company with a Canadian artil lery officer who took part in the battle of St. Julien in April, 1915, the cor respondent visited the scene of that splendid victory, when the Canadians saved the situation and barred the road to Calais. Standing on the bank of the Yser canal and looking northeaserly up the slope of Pilkem ridge, there is little change in the landscape. The ruins of farm houses in the foreground, set on tire during the battle of St. Julien nave been smashed into heaps of rub bish: but the shelter trenches on the upward slope from the canal still are plainly visible. The enemy has been driven over the ridge and beyond Steenbeke, but although there is no longer a Ypres, and the .highland, both north and south of the citv. is tormajiy neia by us, the enemy still answers gun tor gun. Ueyond a doubt in no oart of the western front, not even at Verdun it self, has there been so prolonged and steady a gunfire maintained during the last three years as around Ypres. TL' i ! .. . ... inis tragic city 01 me aeaa iooks hideous, out it doubtless is true that n the moonlight when the shadows of pinnacles and mounds of crumb ing stone that mark the site of the Cloth hall, one of the chief architec tural glories of the middle ages, fall upon the grand place, Ypres has a beauty that not all the malevolence of the people can destroy. 'resident Pardons ' Two In San Quentin San Francisco, Cat, Sept. 20. resident Wilson has oardoned James B. Smith and Frederick Mills, former president and dock superin tendent, respectively, of the Western Fuel company, who are serving "sen tences of eighteen months each' in San Quentin penitentiary for defraud ing the government according to a telegram from United States Senator ames v. Fhelan to John S. Irby, sur veyor of the port here. Irbv an nounced today. 0. S. MEDIATOR SAYS STRIKE ENDS SOON Has Confidence There Will Be Amicable Settlement of the . Shipyard Troubles Pacific Coast. OS San Francisco, Sept 20. Confi dence of an amicable settlement of the wage grievances that led to a strike here last Monday of 25,000 iron workers, including a large number en gaged x on the government's ship building program, was ' expressed bv James L. Ackerson, United States shipping board member, one of the government mediators attending the joint conference of strikers and em ployers, which terminated early today with the dawning of the first hope for settlement basis. In Ackerson's belief the proposal of the government to assume half the burden of wage increases to allevi ate strike trouble from ship yard em ployes were advancing factors in the progress of yesterday's events. W. T. Boyce, with whom Ackerson is associated in treating with the workmen's and employers' commit tees, was to be in attendance again when the conference assembles for further consideration today. . ' -Yesterday's events elapsed without any evidences of unruhness among the workers. . $2 STEAK MUST GO FROM OMAHA ' HOTELS' MENDS (Conttnned from Pate One.) towns in the German rear along a wide stretch on this front Todays offensive is known as the battle of the Menin road. Fair weather has improved "the ground, but the mud still was deep and the wnuic territory covcrcu wun ,, , i ' . t-j i i j : I11ICU BIICU 1IUIEI. UUK CU Ui UCU WIG and shattered trees. The German de-,-fenses were composed largely of con-' crete redoubts. - , . 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