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ney for J. IDgden Armour. v
But it was quite obvious that
Veeder had been the moving
spirit in the thing, and equally ob
vious that the government was
"desirous of showing that he had
,The government's questions to
Veeder began by a plain attempt
to show just how much Veeder
knew of the Swift company's
concerns, and then how much he
knew of the Armour company's
Veeder refused to admit that
he knew much of the Armour
"I see what you want me to an
swer," he said to Attorney Pierce
Butler, St. Paul, who was doing
the quizzing for the government,
"but I cannot answer as you -wish.
I know of those affairs (the af
fairs of the Armour -company)
only by hearsay just as you do
Butler drew the story of the
formation of the pool, that was
to absorb the packing industry of
the whole country, from Veeder
b;t by bit.
Veeder denies that J. Ogden
Armbur eyer attended meetings
at his office of the pool packers.
But he admitted a moment-later
that Armour always was "repre
sented" by a man named Meyers.
Throughout Veeder's examina
tion, the defense resolved itself
into a. chorus of objections. These
became most strenuous when J
Veeder mentioned the name of
Nelson W: Morris.
"Nelson Morris has been dead,
several years," said Attorney M.
W. Borders, "and I don't thinlc
testimony relating to his acts is
"Your 'objection is overruled,"
said Judge Carpenter.
Veeder.said that Edward Mor
ris, Louis Heyman and Thomas J.
Connors had attended practically
every meeting of the "pool," as"
well as Armour's "representative."
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ARREST MAN WITH 72
STICKS OF DYNAMITE
Pittsburgh, Dec. 26. Police of
Monessen, a steel and iron mill
town near here, today are trying
to unravel the mystery surround
ing the actions of "George Bridg
es," who was arrested while car
rying a suitcase filled with 72
sticks of dynamite, enough to
blow up all the immense plants in
the borough, where 8,000 non
union men are .emoloved. In
"Brjdges' " pocket- were found a
number of fuses.
"Bridges," a stranger, has been
seen around town for several
days, and last night in a saloon
said that ( his. suitcase was filled
with dynamite. Police were no
tified, y but when they arrived
Brides had left the place: He was
captured in another section of
He gave his name as George
Bridges, but refused to give any;
home address or tell where he
got the dynamite or what he was
going to do ,with it.
All of the plants employ non
union labor. Employes 'recently
asked for a, wageqnerease, but