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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, July 12, 1916, LAST EDITION, Image 4

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EXPECT ORPET CASE TO GO TO
THE JURY FRIDAY
Courtroom, Waukegan, July 12.
Contending that Marion Lambert
made no preparations for suicide, but
that Will Orpet prepared to the min
utest detail to commit murder,
State's Att'y Ralph J. Dady contin
ued his closing arguments today in
Orpet's trial for Marion's murder.
A seemingly endless stream of
"why's" were flung at Will Orpet to
day by State's Att'y Ralph'j. Dady,
arguing with the jury for Orpet's
conviction of Marion Lambert's
murder.
"Why did Orpet come mysterious
ly and secretly to Lake Forest?"
the prosecutor demanded.
"Why did h& deceive his parents?"
"Why did he leave Marion dead in
the woods, without notifying anyone
she lay there?"
"No innocent man would leave a
girl dead in the snow and then en
joy a moving picture show a few
hours afterward," Dady declared.
"All of Orpet's acts were those of a
murderer."
Despite the hot, sultry day, the
courtroom was jammed today. The
big show for the murder fans is near
ing its end. Ralph Potter, for the de
fense, was to follow Dady today.
The heavy guns of the defense and
prosecution will be turned loose to
morrow, when James J. Wilkerson,
chief of Orpet's counsel', makes the
final plea for the youth and Special
Prosecutor Joslyn closes for the
state. Present indications are that
the case will go to the jury some
time Friday.
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TELEGRAPH BRIEFS
Washington. General George W.
Goethels, constructor of Panana
canal, -expected to resign his post as
governor of Zone today.
New York. Cornelius H. Bliss,
son of late treasurer of Republican
national committee, named to post
lormerly occupied by his father.
MAY ASK BELLIGERENTS TO
SAVE STARVING POLAND
Washington, July 12. Pres. Wil
son may make a personal appeal to
the ruling monarchs of the belliger
ent nations of Europe to save Poland
from starvation.
Replying to the appeal for such
action made to him today by a dele-
gation representing the Polish or-
ganizations of the country, the pres
ident strongly indicated that if all
other measures failed he will take
up the question personally.
The president told the delegation:
"The Polish situation has engaged
my thought constantly and I may say
without exaggeration that I do not
think there is any matter to which
the state department has devoted
more constant and repeated effort
than that of trying to get relief to
Poland. I know the terrible condi
tions, the tragic conditions that exist
there, and nobody could know them
without feeling his heart torn with
the knowledge. Just the other day
we issued a special appeal to the gov
ernments concerned to make conces- '
sions and allow this humane thing to
be done."
BORLAND CLAIMS PACKERS
HAMPER BEEF PROBE
Washington, July 12. TJnfair in
fluences are. being brought to bear
on congress against his resolution
ordering the federal trade com'n to,
investigate the beef trust, represen-.
tative Borland of Missouri declared,
today. Members of the house, he
said, are receiving stereotyped tele
grams protesting against the probe
and he has learned, he said, that rep
resentatives of the packers are urg- .x
ing commission dealers to "get busy" -'
with their congressmen. '
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LABOR TRIAL NEARS JURY
The labor conspiracy trial on be-
fore Judge Scanlon is about ready to
be handed over to ,the jury. Ass't
State's Att'y Raber finished his clos
ing arguments this mornin;

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