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moments when he wasn't terrorizing
the country. For close to half a cen
tury this woman has held within her
breast the story of crime on which
the state's case rests.
Mrs. Maria Collins Porter of Quit
man, Mo., is the woman, and despite
a severe cross-examination last night
she held to her story.
"Frank James wasn't in this," she
declared. "I don't want him involv
ed. He was a friend of mine and
came a courtin'. One day with an
other girl I found a cave near a creek
close to our home. In a pot was
some white metal and all over the
floor was new-dimes and half dollars.
It was about two months after that
one night sister Lizzie was sick
when I saw four men tugging at a
blanket and a man's legs were drag
ging behind it. One of the men made
me swear I'd never tell.
" 'If you tell,' he said, "we'll wash
our hands in your heart's blood.' "'
Further stories of murders by the
gang of counterfeiters alleged to
have murdered the cattleman and his
son are being brought to the attorney
general at Des Moines. Mrs. M. J.
Pease claimed that her father, Wil
liam Hederick of Westbro, Mo., and
three other men named Collins, Cole
and Harmon were murdered by mem
bers of the gang, who got away with
$10,000 the men had on them.
Muttered threats are heard by
members of the clan against Sam An
derson, claimant to a part of the $90,
000 and the man responsible for the
trial which began today.
That Jesse James, bandit, was in
Dallas, Tex., in 1868 and could have
had nothing to do with the Taylor
county, la., raids was the statement
of S, W. Bowen of Dallas, who knew
CARRANZA TO BE RECOGNIZED
BY THE UNITE DSTATES?
Washington. All accounts from
Mexico strengthened conviction here
that Gen. Carranza will be recognized
by Washington administration.
Officialdom admitted his course,
following his capture of Mexico City,
has been an agreeable surprise to
them. Not only did he show a dis
position to restore order, but he gave
signs of ability actually to do it
That he should have some further
trouble with Villa and Zapata ele
ments was considered inevitable, but
official intimation was, given that this
would not be deemed ground for
withholding recognition from him.
By permitting him to import all the
arms and ammunition he needs and
shutting them off from his enemies
it was believed such differences could
be speedily terminated.
Muscatine, la. Hunger strike end
ed life of Mrs. Salina Meyers, 70, a
county charge, who refused to eat
after she was sent to county home.
Philaedlphia. Dr. Anna Shaw
says she will let her new yellow auto,
presented by admiring supporters of
suffrage cause, be sold for taxes
rather than back down on position
that "taxation without representation
Hongkong. Entire villages on the
West river in Kwangsi wiped out by
floods. Thousaands drowned.
New York. Miss Billie Burke re
ported offered $40j000 for five weeks'
work in motion pictures.
Atlanta, Ga. State militia held in
readiness to proceed to Milledgeville
state farm to protect Leo M. Frank,
serving life sentence for murder of
Mary Phagan. Fear attempt may be
made to lynch him.
London. Wedding of Violet As-,
quith postponed indefinitely owing to
her illness. Typhoid.
London. Emperor William quoted
in dispatch as saying war will be end
ed by October.
New York. Sister Mary Praxedes
departed yesterday to spend remain-'
der of existence giving spiritual com
for to lepers in colony at MolokaL
, Hawaiian islands.