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Germany Fears that
! United States Has
Seized All Papers
(Continue from P-e' Obs.)
funef' of S50.000 in influencing mem-
bers of the American congress against
i var with frmanv
Washington, Sept. 23. How Ger
many "shamefully abused and ex
ploited" the piotection of the United
States by secreting in the German
legation at Bucharest, after the Amer
ican government had taken charge of
Germany's affairs at the Roumanian
capital, Quantities of powerful ex
plosives tor bomb plots and deadly
microbes, with instructions for their
use in destroying horses and cattle,
was revealed today by Secretary
! From Official Report
It was another o'e lie series of Mr.
Lansing's disclosures of German in
trigue made public without comment
in the same manner as the Von Lux
burg telegrams, which have brought
Argentina to the verge of war with
Germany; the Von Eckhardt letter
from Mexico City and the Von
Bernstorff telegram asking the Ger
man foreign office for authority to
spend $50,000 to influence congress.
The latest storv is told in a reoort
!to the State department from William
Whitting Andrews, secretary of the
I legation at Bucharest, and a letter
i - ! ! T I
i irym foreign Minister rorumDaru 01
German consulate at Bucharest with
display of great precaution aroused
the suspicions of the Roumanian gov
ernment On August 27, 1916, the
evening prior to the date of Rou
manian declaration of war, some of
the cases were taken to the German
legation, located in a different build
ing from the consulate. . Convinced
thct the boxes were not taken away
from the legation by the German dip
lomatic mission on its departure from
Bucharest the Roumanian authorities
later ordered (he police to find and
examine their contents. The police
communicated with American Min
ister Vopicka, then in charge of Ger
man interests, who ' reluctantly as
signed Secretary Andrews to observe
the search. The hnxr wer found
f buried in the garden of the German
J I. .!
Find Great Quantities
Mr. Andrews' report says: '
1 "Upon my return from the ex-
smination which resulted in the dis
I covery of the explosives and of the
1 box of microbes, both of which the
I legation servants admitted having
1 placed in the garden, the former con
iridential agent of the German minister,
I In, Bernhardt who had been left with
I the legation at the German minister's
request to assist in the care of Ger-
man interests, admitted his knowledge
I of the explosives placed In the garden:
I told me that more were in the garden
I than had been found: that a still
I larger quantity had been buried in
1 the bouse of the legation; and that
still worse things than this box of
: microbes were contained in the lega-
tion, and insinuated that they would
have been found even in the cabinets
of dossiers which I had sealed.
k Brought to Legation.
! "Dr. Bernhardt also stated that all
these object! had been brought to
I the German legation after our lega
tion had accepted the protection of
f German interests, which agreed with
iiic siaiciucm u wic ecivsm..
similar confession was made to the
minister hv this man.
"The protection of the United
States was in this manner shamefully
abused ? and exploited. In this in
stance, at least the German govern
ment cannot have recourse to its
usual system of denial."
Fifty-one boxes were taken from
the ground in the garden. Fifty of
them contained trinitrotuolent satur
ated with mononitrotuolene, among
the most powerful explosives known,
one-fifth of each of one being suf
ficient to tear up a railroad track. In
the other box were bottles of liquid
found to be cultivations of the mic
robes of anthrax and glanders.
Instructions lor Use, V :
It bore a seal showing it came from
'the German consulate at Kronstadt
1 Hungary, and inside was found a
typewritten note in German saying: rt
: "Inclosed four phials for horses
'and four for cattle. To be employed as
; formerly arranged. Each phial is luf
(Scient for" 200 head; To be hjtro
Sduced, if possible, directly into the
animals throats; if not, Into their fod
rfer. Please make a little report on
j the success obtained there; in case of
I cdod results the presence of Mr.
Kostoff for one day here would be de
irable." . . ""
Foreign Minister Porumbaru ac
companied his letter with documents
td prove the origin of the boxes and
'It has been possible to prove in an
uridisputable way," he said, "that be
fore our declaration of war on Austria
Hungary, wlien observing strict neu
trality, and keeping up normal rela
tions with the German empire, the
personnel of the , German legation,
violating all rules of neutrality and
all duties of diolomatic missions, in
troduced 'clandestinely considerable
j quantities of an extremely powerful
explosive and cultivations of microbes
fdrstined to infect domestic animals
and in consequence susceptible of pro
voking terrible epidemics also among
the human population..
"There can hardly be any doubt
about the way by which these sub'
stance were introduced into Rou
manian territory: the very stringent
- police measures at all frontier stations
s taken oy tne royai Roumanian govern
ment since the outbreak of the war
and continually made stricter since.
prove sufficiently that these explosives
and microbes cannot have reached this
country otherwise than by diplomatic
courier, v,.- -
"On-the other hand there can be no
doubt of the final object of the impor
tation into Roumania as well as about
the use to which they were assignee
The exolosives and the microbes were
destined to be used in Roumania, very
probably in time of peace. From all
i this it results that in time of peace
;membera of the German legation,
rovered bv their immunity, prepared
in mnrert with the Bulgarian legation
the perpetration on the territory of a
neutral ana inenaiy u"" ul
rrrteA against the safety of this state
and against the lives of its subjects. t
i "The royal government makes it
its duty to protest against these crimi
fnal practices, and especially iMinst
.the use ox ine xnicrvuc. u hick
certainly worse than
- poison, the use of which was formally
wKiMn hv the fourth convention
of The Hague, at well at against this
violation of the cutiet ana oi jne
loyalty which international law im
diolomatic missions at an
exchange for the privilege which are
PRINCIPALS IN CHINESE WEDDING Left to right: C. F. Sue, Mitt Fong Kee Chin,
bridesmaid; little Mary Chin, ring bearer; Mitt Helen Lem, bride; Leo Wing Shee, groom.
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Oriental splendor vied with Amer
ican simplicity at a real Chinese wed
ding celebrated in county court Mon
day morning, when Lee vWjnglShee
and . Miss Helen Lem, prominent in
Omaha's colony recruited rom, the
Celestial empire, were united in 'mar
riageUnited Statet style by Judge
A Chinese ceremony was performed
at the King Joy cafe Sunday night,
an occasion attended by all. the old,
old rituals of the flowery kingdom
when a couple decides to perform the
paradoxical feat of making two hearts
beat at oiie.
The laws of this country provide
that to be properly wed Chinese must
have a civil marriage performed in
addition to the quaint ceremony of
their ' own land. So Mr. Shee and
Miss Lem and their attendants, the
women garbed in gayly-colored silks
and satins - and carrying huge bou
quets of, Chinese lilies, trouped to the
court house and had the finishing
touches put on their union.
Judge .Crawford added a few pic
turesque phrases to the ordinary coun
ty ceremony in honor of the unique
marriage. Not detail was over
looked, though the little Chinese girl
who acted as ringbearer tried to hide
behind a larger sister's bouquet of
hl'm while The Bee photographer was
JONES PROVES .
ALIBI OH NIGHT
(Continued front fat Om.)
night except yourself and wife after
those ladiet left?" !
"No." , -
Cross-examined by Mitchell:
"Do you work in your father't
"I do." ' .
"What were you doing at the time
of the tragedy?"
"Working in the ttore." "
"What it there between your lot
and the Moore lot?"
"Joe Moore lived right across the.
alley from your place, didn't he?"
i di sir .
"How ldng had you known Mr.
"Perhaps fifteen years."
"Were you acquainted with the
"No, sir?' V
Talked to Joe Moore.
"Can you give me no nearer the
time when you sat down to lunch be
tween 8 and 8:30?" . ,
"It was soon after 8." f
"What time did you get up the next
morning?',' 1 '"'
"Did you go to the-Moore house
that morning!" v , v t -"Yes,
about 10 o'clock." '
"Did you tee Joe Moore on Sunday
"He was In my yard Between 7:JU
and 8 o'clock." , v i
"How long was he there? ' '
"We talked possibly five minutes."
"Did you see a man pass your house
between 8 and 8:30?" v
"I did not", . . .
"What time was it when you went
into the house after speaking to Joe
"Between 7:30 and 8 o'clock.",
"Is that the best time you can
Tones added that he was feed
ing the chickens when he spoke to
Moore. He asserted that he and his
wife did not go to church that eve
ning. The last words he recalled
Moore saying were: ' it is time to go
Mra. Jonet Tejflea. V
Mrs. Albert Jones testified in tub-
"Mv husband and I returned that
Sunday evening at 6:20 o'clock and
remained home all evening. My hus
band was not away from borne that
evening. Mrs. F, F. Jones and Letha
called during the evening." ' I
"What time did you have your sup
per that evening?" asked Mitchell.
"About o clock."
Mrs. F. F. Jones,' Wife of former
States Senator Jones and mother of
Albert Jones, testified to having ac
companied her daughter to , the
Glockemeyer home, called on her ton,
Albert while Mrs. Glockemeyer was
dressing and then attended the pro-
fram at the .Presbyterian church,
he had a distinct recollection of
hearing the Methodist church belly
ring, ine jonet ana uiocxemeyen
"Were you paying attention to the
Methodist bell when you were going
to the Presbyterian church?" asked
Mitchell on cross examination.
"The Presbyterian church had no
' , H. A. Glockemeyer of Villisca,
neighbor of Albert Jones, testified as
"On the Sunday evening of the mur
der Mrs.' F. F. Jones and daughter,
Letha, called at my home to ask my
wife to attend Children's day exer
cises at the Presbyterian church. It
was about 8 o'clock. They walked
to Albert Jonet' houte. While my
wife wat getting ' ready I observed
my . wife and the Jones start fof
church. From 8 till 9 o'clock I was
on my porch or lawn and saw Albert
and Mrs. Jones in their homes, but
did not observe Mr. Jonet leave hit
Saw Strangers There.
Witnesa recalled a stranger stroll
ing carelessly and taking note of the
houses as he walked. Mrs. Glocke
meyer corroborated her husband's tes
timony up to the time the left home
for church. 1
Take Bartlett Villisca cobbler,, tes
tified to having teen Ed Landers in
Posten't restaurant on the Sunday
evening of the crime.
Mitchell on cross-examination:
"Yon have been charged with this
crime yourself, haven t you, Bart
lett?" "I guess everybody in the county
has been charged with it." (Laugh
ter.) , . A.
Bartlett testified that Ed Landers
and his wife and J, T. Posten and his
wife left, the Posten restaurant at
10:30 Sunday evening.' "
J. T. Posten followed with corrobo
rative testimony, all tending to im-
"snapping" the wedding party.
Accompanying Miss Lem was Mist
Fong Kee Chin, bridesmaid. Little
Mary Chin was ringbearer. C. F.
Sue, a friend of the groom, who also
acted as interpreter, and j. M. Me
Farland, an. Omaha lawyer, the only
American attendant "stood up" with
A real American touch to the cere
mony was the passing of cigars to
county court attaches and newspaper
men. A large crowd viewed the wed
ding. The wedding banquet will be given
at the King Joy cafe, owned by the
groom, Tuesday night Several coun
ty officials have been invited.
peach the testimony ofjEd Landers,
who testified as to having seen Albert
Jones at the Moore home.
I Memory Not Good. '
A. W. McCoy, another witness
called by prosecution to impeach
Landers, testified that on an unnamed
date of 1912 Ed Landert met him in
Villisca park and stated that on the
Sunday night of the crime he (Land
ers) did not leave the restaurant un
til about 11 o'clock.
Mitchell, on cross-examination was
unable to get McCoy to fix the date,
but the witness averred that on the
morning of the day in question he
knew he milked his cow and ate his
breakfast Witness could not. recall
having met anybody except Landers
The prosecution met with reverses
in trying-to get before the jury the
evidence of W. C Miller, Macedonia
druggist relative to meeting Kelly at
the Miller home three weeks before;
also with conversations said to have
been held between Deputy Sheriff At
kins of Logan, with Kelly at Alto
Pass, 111., in May and at Logan in
Kelly this morning measured five
feet and two and one-half inches;
Four Alienists Testify.
Thit afternoon; the prosecution
called four alienists, all heads of Iowa
state institutions to . testify on pa
ranoia, the consensus of this expert
testimony being that a paranoiac
"might" remember and relate details
nf aru committed during fits of in
sanity and that, he. is notjrasceptible
to suggestions. . . , ... i.
Two of the alienists for the defense
testified that in their opinion; pa
ranoiac is suscepnpie to BugBcaijun
On aid he "mieht" remember cer
tain acU and another said "I think
not," as tp recollection.
Dr. Mm C. Witte. seventeen vears
superintendent of the State Hospital
for Insane at Clarinda; Dr. M. M.
Voiding, superintendent of the State
Hospital for Epileptics at Woodward;
Dr. C. F. Applegate, superintendent of
the State Hospital for Insane at Mt
Plfitant seventeen vears. and Dr.
W. P. Crumbacker, superintendent of
the state hospital at Independence,
were asked a hypothetical question in
wnicn various lacis oi is-enyi ine
wfre used in a typical case.
"Wha wnnlrl vnu av. in vour50tn-
ion. whether such a man. afflicted with
paranoia, might remember and truth
fully detail circumstances of events in
which, he was personally interested?"
was the conclusion ot tnis long ques
tion by Attorney Faville.
Dr. Witte said: "He certainly
mleht." Dr. Voiding: "I think he
could." , Dr. Applegate' "He would."
Dr. Crumbacker: "He might."
Not Open to Suggestion.
Attnmev Faville' ouizzed exoerts
as to whether a paranoiac is suscep
tible to suggestion.
"Paranoides are not easy victims of
suggestion, replied Dr. 'Witte.
"I think not, it has not been my ex
perience, said Dr. voiding.
,"M nmninn is that he would OO-
pose suggestion,,' said Dr. Applegate.
Judge Mitchell askea ur. voiaingr
I the idea nf nersecution assdfciated
with paranoia and does it frequently
haunt the victim?"
"Yes" replied the witness.
"Are oaranoiacs very suspicious peo
The doctor answered: inais
"You always testify for the state?"
u a thrust Tudee Mitchell made
at Dr. AcoleKate. To which Attorney
Faville replied: "And you always tell
the truth, don t you, doctor t
The court interposed by remarking
that the witness had taken an oath
to tell the truth.
In raising the issue of paranoia, the
who find that
agrees. There's a Reason"
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A Festival in the Making
To be the greatest ever offered by this Grand Diflte
of the seven cities of Cibola. . ,v '
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The order of the day is patriotism in grand mili
tary style. - ; . ,; , ; ;;,-". -
Come and be one of us. W A
From September 26 to October 6-
Ten Great Days
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Continuous shows daily from 11 to 11. No let up.
Something doing all the time. Confetti, too.
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Will have real Irish Shamrocks for sale for the benefit
of wounded Irish soldiers.
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defense has contended and will con
tend that KeKy was a victim of sug
gestions and accusations; that re
peated' accusations of the crime
worked on his mind until he believed
he was guilty of the crime of another.
The prosecution counters with the
assertion that Kelly has demonstrated
powers of memory and that the testi
mony has shown he related details of
the crime before it was discovered.
Defendant's attornevs declare him
When asked why Kelly was not
placed on the witness stand, Attorney
--"You wouldn't put an insane man
on the witness stand, would you?
To Impeach Landers. ,
Theprosecution took up most of
the morning impeaching the word of
Ed Landers in conection with his
testimony as to having seen Albert
Jones enter the Joe Moore home on
the Sunday night of the ax crime.
The appearanct of Mr. and Mrs.
Albert Jones anc. Mrs. F. F. Jones,
mother of Albert, elicited consider
able interest in the court room.
Eight witnesses appeared, includ
ing the Joneses, to refute Landers,
In its brief tur-rebuttal the defense
offered Mrs. Ed Landers to cor
i,., (....kind to the time
he left Poster's restaurant and to
show the probability of Landers hsv
ing passed the Moore home about
8:15 o'clock as he testified.
Mrs. Landers was the only witness
in support of her, husband's testimony.
Wilkerson Out of Case.
The prosecution was ruled against
in itt offer of tlx typewritten exhibits
as to what witnesses would show m
connection with Detective Wilker
rfon's trip to Alta Pass, I1L, last May.
The court regarded as immaterial
and incompetent an effort to bring
Wilkerson into the case in the same
manner as he ruled out a batch ot
offers by the defense in connection
with the Jones-Mansfield feature. .? ,.
Tnwarn the close of the rebuttal,
.V. n.mr.,lnn eltff Olie R. Rob-
inson of Holleyville to testify as to
th tim she first heard of the ax
murder. ' .
"As near as I can remember, it was
9 o'clock' she replied. - ? ' ; :
Her testimony was offered to ques
tion the testimony of Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest Strong of Holleyville, the
former fixing the time ,at about 8
o'clock and the latter between 8 and 9.
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