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and -Washington streets and,give-me
all' I wanted. ,.
"He asked me how about the po
lice. I told ni I knew Inspector
Rooney of ti?3 Boston police, and
would tip him about the matter. At
teaux said that would be fine, and I
left him to get in touch with
Inspector Rooney yesterday testi
fied to finding the dynamite in places
pointed out hy Breen.
''While looking for Rooney I met
Collins," continued Breen. "I told
him there was talk of blowing up the
' mills in Lawrence, and I waa going
to plant some dynamite around to
scare the strikers. I as.ked him to
help me and he said he would."
Collins, one of the defendants, tes
tified yesterday that he did not know
the packages he left at various places
Breen then corroborated Collins
testimony about handling the dyna
mite and placing it in different loca
tions, but insisted that Collins knew
all the time the contents of the pack
ages, having been told that the plan
was to "scare the strikers."
Breen told of his conference with
police officers,, and of the discovery
of the dynamite and the arrest of
houses where he and Collins had
planted the explosive.
"Was one of them a woman with
a baby in her arms?" asked the
"Yes, sir," answered Breen, un
moved. Breen said he was arrested for
planting the dynamite Jan. 29, 1912,
and was convicted May 16 of the
Between his arrest and conviction
Breen testified he saw Atteaux in the
"I told him that I needed some
money; that my expenses had been
heavy," said Breen. "He said he
didn't have any handy, but-would
send me some.
"I received $200 in a blank enve-Igge-sent
spedaliahxery, Tfcerg sas; ,
I nothing tto,show where- the money -
came rrom, put i Knew au aDouc-iu
Breen testified that Atteaux made
the first payment of money at the
time of his conversation in January. i
Atteaux, according to the witness,
drove up to the corner of Washing
ton and Franklin streets in a taxicab.
"He said to me: Tollow along be
hind me, John, and if I drop a pack
age you pick it up. I don't want it
said that I ever gave you anything;'
Atteaux dropped a flat package
and Breen picked it up. It contained
$500 in bills.
Breen was unshaken by the cross
examination of attorneys for the de
fense. When they tried to confuse
him by demanding that he repeat the
exact words of his conversations with
Atteaux, Fittman and Collins, he in
sisted that he could not remember
details, and was permitted to "give
his best recollections."
"Did you tell every conversation
you had with Atteaux?" asked one of
the attorneys for the defense.
"There is one I did not Mr". At
teaux told me that Mr. Fittman was
acting very strange, and that he was
threatening to kill himself. He told
me.tliat Mr. Pittman was very much
afraid that I would talk.
"I told Mr. Atteaux to go right
back to Mr. Pittman and tell him not
to worry about me; that I would stick
and that I would not tell anything
Atteaux leaned forward in his chair
while Breen. was on the stand and
kept up a continuous whispered con
versation with his attorneys as the
accusations against him were devel
oped. The first witness today was Walter
L. Whitney, the expert on explosives
for the Massachusetts state police.
He made an examination, of the dyna
mite furnished him by the militia.at.
Lawrence Jan. 27, 1912, and testified
It was the real thing.
He said there-was enough explo
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