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logs and that -we would get a little
Tells of Inducement.
"He idld.jne we -would get, $5
a week Sot our wof kVIJut thatwe
would not get any money for a
while, but that they would mark
it in the hook and we would! get
paid after a while. My uncle was
working up there and would
"bring us things to eat" The fath
er of the boys says he. does not
know the.unole the bojr men
tions. When , asked vby Magistrate
Huddle now he canine to get on
the train ta leave.twith Partay,
the boy safa Partay told him his
father intended placing.nim in the
Children's -Home, and. that his
father was gomg to work on a
ship as a fireman.
"This .frightened me," the boy
said, "and I told Partay I did not
want to go to the Children's,
Home. He told me he was going
to the beet fields and said my
father had a contract to go, but
would not go.
"He told me where the contract
was and said I could ride on the
train to the beet field with the
contract. He said it was in my
father's trunk. I took it and got
on the train. I did not see Par
tay until after the train started."
May Find Others.
The father of the boys told
Constable Fagin that he had been
approached by a stranger last
week and told that-if he would
give him $2,000 he wduld find his
children for him.
Private Detective Damon, who I
helped Fagin jtp trace" Partayicbarge
said Monday that he had received
information that led him to be
lieve that Robert and Urban
Nichols, of 2012 Whiteman street,
missing for a week, had "been
taken to fhbeet fields,
Damqn will call on Chief of
Police Copelan in an effort to as
sist ,the police in their search for
the Nichols children.
Private Detective Damon told
Mqnday' that the father of the
boys hadtbeen threatened with
death if he prosecuted Partay.
Upon arriving at Detroit,
Mich.,, I heard the children were
at Wnittaker," safd Fagin. "I
asked the police of Detroit for as
sistance, buty-as refused. I went
to Whittaker, whe"re Lswore in a
special deputy. v' i
Armed With Guns.
"After arming ourselves with
shotguns we started for the beet
field. Partayvwho was working
in a field saw us coming and
started to run. i jumped from a
buggy and after a chase of about
a mile caught him. At first Par
tay refused to tell where the boys
"Later he took me to the cave.
The boys were in a half starved
condition. On being released the
boys asked for their father." "N.
Fearing friends of Kopeczy
would make an effort to attack
Partay during the trial Monday,
three 'officers mingled with the
crowd in the room.
The penalty for kidnaping a
child under 12 years of age in
Ohio is life imprisonment.
Partay denies the kidnaping
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