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W OF THE McNAMARAS
J GEO. E. DAVIS CONFESSES MAW
CASES OF DYNAMITING.
rnion Iron Worker Arrested?Same a?
Geo. O'Donnell, Who Figured in
r Trial oi m. it van.
New \ork, October 2.?Dvnanii.e |
outrages that rivalled'the exploits of,
the McXamara brothers and Ortie McManigal
today were confessed by
George E. Davis, a union iron worker.
Davis, who was arrested here today,
I was the George O'Donnell who figured j
B^in the trial at Indianapolis that re- j
Hfculted in the conviction of Frank M. j
^Hkyan. president of the International ;
F* , r>f RriHcrp and Structural i
H ASSUC iCl liv/ .1 vi " i i ^ ~
V iron Workers, and thirty-seven of his |
m associates. His arresc was and its !
[ consequences wound up the work the !
I Feieral government started more than ;
two years ago, when the dynamiting ;
of bridges and steel frame buildings
all over the country became a national i
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k he caused were touched on and testi- j
ft fied to at the dynamiter's trial in In- j
1 tfianapolis, but the fact that Davis ;
^causetl them remained unrevealed un-!
^Piil today, when he himself told of
Davis's confession today resulted in
m the arrest in Indianapolis of Harry
f Jones, secretary-treasurer of the Iron
} Worker's union. His confession sup
1 plements the evidence presented at tne i
Indianapolis trial and constitutes fresh |
charges against some of the men now j
in prison. Some of his revelations concern
President Ryan, who now is out
lb on bail pending appeal from a prison
seLtence of seven years.
Chosen to Kill Drew.
wk Davis says fte was the man chosen
Wto kill Walter Drew, attorney for ^he
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I cember, 1911, after Drew was charged I
with kidnapping John J. McXamara.
It also was suggested that he try to
"gei" William J. Burns, the detective I
employed to unearth the dynamite con- j
spiracy. The price on Drew's head at j
that time, Davis said, was $5,000.
Davis consented to return to Indianapolis
without extradition. , His bail j
^ was fixed at $10,000.
W The conspiracy thought to have been (
f broken up by the conviction of Ryan !
and others still exists, according to
Davis's confession. With the exception
of Harry Jones, the men he mentions
in connection with bis various dynamite
jobs already have been arrested.
The apprehension of Davis was due
co Robert Foster, a Louisville detec- ;
tive. Several weeks ago, when Davis j
was displeased with his treatment by i
w the union. Foster persuaded him to
r make a full confession.
A Full Confession.
This was on September 16. For a;
week Davis had been working in Pittsburg
for tJh? Thompson Starrett company.
Then the local delegate of the
. Iron Wlorkers' union tcid him he must
k pay a $26 initiation fee to the local
f union or quit work. Davis quit. The
detective told him he knew all about
fc his deeds anyway and Davis, feeling
W that the union had deserted him, acw
companied Foster to New York. Here,
in the presence of representatives of
the federal district attorney and the j
National Erector's association fte die-:
tated and swore to the detailed confession
today given out by the district
Davis said he had been an iron
I worker since 1900. In the early days '
f he was a member of the entertainment
committee, whose duty, he said,
was to assault non-union workers. He
began ms career as a uiuctmnci ?u
Trenton, N. J.
The confession describes how Davis ;
blew up, of tried to blow up buildings j
and bridges in various cities and towns j
\ of the East. It was during his preparation
of plans to destroy a new building
at Fall River, April 26, 1908, that
L Davis first came into communication |
I with Harry Jones. He says he got
i Jones at Indianapplis on the telephone
and asked him for money. Jones, ne
adds, sent $50. Davis asserts that
Jor.es was familiar with the work he
Served Two Years.
Under the name of O'Donnell, Davis
was arrested for the Fall River Job
and served two years in prison. After
he left prison officers of the union
gave him money and he went to his I
home in Coffeyville, Kans.
The arrest of the McXamaras fol- j
lowed soon aad on advice of President
Ryan, Davis claims he returned Easi.;
One of fads latest exploits was dyna- j
miting a bridge at Mount Vernon un- |
der the direction of Frank C. Webb, a 1
New York member of the executive
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^ six years in prison.
A feature of Davis's statement was
H a story of a gigantic scheme to set |
m off simultaneously explosions in i
f Omaha, San Frnncisco, St. Louis and
New York city, while the McXamaras '
were in jail. This n-as to create the
impression that the McXamara brothers
were by no means responsible for .
all the dynamiting in the country. The j
consummation of the plot was nipped
by the confession of t .e MeXamaras.
Dav> tonight left for Indianapolis
in charge of Deputy I'ni ed States
Marshal .Joseph Kund.
SHOCK I)II) NOT DAMAGE ( ANAL.
in 31<st Serious
Panama. October ?'^Absolutely no I
damage was done by last nigh 's earth-;
quake to any part of the canal." Thtis ;
signed statement tonight was issued
b.v Col. George W. Goethals, chairman
and chief engineer, Isthmian Canal
\ The canal officials are greatly pleas- 1
siA rtvor tho foot that wlf"Tnn th P SDRCe
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of one week the Gatun locks have been
called upon to respond to two supreme
tests, and in each case proved equal
to the demand.
On Friday last it was demonstrated
beyond question that the locks operating
mechanism works perfectly and
that vessels can be locked through
at will. While the earthquake test was
r>r?t fionirprl nri the event Came ODTDOr
ttfnely, as it has showed that it will
take more than the ordinary earthquake
-o cause irreparable damage to
the lock structures and dams. Lieut.
Col. Sibert today personally inspected
the greater part of the Gaum locks
and satisfied himself that there had
been no damage. Col. Goethals was assured
that the canal works had suffered
The president of Panama, Dr. Belisario
Porras, inspected the canal
+nie. ifi-ornnnri and learned with
WUiAO Uilio uiWiuvvM _ _
great relief that the 'quake had left
the canal unharmed.
Reports late tonight from different
parts of the Isthmus indicate 'hat the
disturbance was purely of a local
character with the greater intensity in
Los Santos Province, 120 miles from
this city. A late dispatch from the
city of Los Santos estimates me ua.iuage
there at $25,000, and in the entire
province $100,000. Xo lives were reported
lost, with the exception of one
deathi from fright
. The history of earthquakes iri" F
araa during the last two hunched
years shows that disturbances in the
neighboring republic of Costa Rica
rarely are perceptible in this part of
Canal experts always have pinned
great faith to the fact that no quake
has ever occurred strong enough to
shake down the famous fiat arch,
which has stood in Panama for 175
While a number of seismic disturbances
have been recorded here sine#
the American occupation, the earth
q*ake of last night was the most serious
of all. The city tonight is quiet
and the general feeling is that all
danger has passed.
Plastering: Shaken Down.
The only serious damage to buildings
in the city of Panama was the
shaking down of some of the plaster
and fresco interiors of the famous flat
arched Santo Domingo church.
Col. (jroetnais nas receiveu icpui La
from every part of the canal territory
saying no damage has resulted.
Reports of damage in interior towns
of the Panama republic began to come
in late this afternoon. The earthquake
was violent in the province of Los Santos,
where the government palace in i
the city of Los Sartos was wrrecked, |
and the police station badly cracked, j
At Tuarioirco ivanaiaz one nouse was
ruined and two others fell down. Towers
of the churches at Macaracat and
Los Tablas were wrecked. In the latter
place several other buildings were I
At Pese the village priest called his
/innorrooratiAri iritn th P oh 11 rftfhi. bllt th?
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people were ordered out again by the
One woman died of fright in Penonome.
Schools in the city of Panama were
ordered closed today.
Frog: IJad Lost Riner.
Lenox, Mass., Dispatch* to the Boston
The wedding ring which Mrs. .Tames
A. De Guire, of Newark, X. .T., lost!
from her finger while boating at j
Stockbridge Bowl on her honeymoon j
five years ago, was recovered here on j
the body of a frog caught in Laurel |
T akp. at Lee. several miles from the j
Bowl. The frog was wearing the gold j
hand like a bis: belt, and was unable j
to hop quickly. The initials were I
legible. IVJrs. De Guire was a guest,
as usual, at the Aspinwall, when the
boy who found the frog brought it to
the hotel as a curiosity.
Meteorological Record, September.
Temperature: Mep.n maximum 80.">;
mean minimum 60.1; mean 70.3; rnaximum
92; date 1st; minimum 42; date
22nd; greatest daily range 33. <
Precipitation: Total 4.19 inches; c
greatest in 24 hours .65; date, 18th. c
Number of days with .01 or more pre- |1
cipitation 10; clear 6; fair 12; cloudy |c
12. Thunder clouds IS, 21. Light, f
frost 22.23. Rainfall 9 months 36.14. jt
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Sir John Falstaff s famous brigade
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figures on or off the stage as
lid the tatterdermalion array of wit
lesses yesterday that Mayor Grace
:arried to Washington to support beore
the house committee on elections
he Charleston mayor's charge against
Congressman W-haley of corrupting
he electorate of the first South Car- j
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Mayor Grace seems to find that butting
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