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Evening star. [volume] (Washington, D.C.) 1854-1972, October 14, 1924, Image 13

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Supreme Court’s Grant of
New Trial Gives Hope to
Ziang Sun Wan.
“••allows lane," as the District jail’s
"murderers’ row" is known to in
mates, lost a tenant last night.
Ziantt: Sun Wan. young Chinese stu
dent. who has slept in a cell on the
sane since his conviction for the kill
ing of Dr. Ben Sen Wu. January 29.
191-9. at the Chinese education Mis
sion House, was removed to the first
tier of cells following the granting
of h new trial yesti rday by the United
States Supreme Court, which set aside
the confession signed by Wan, one of
the prosecution's elements in his trial.
Wan. known as an intellectual at
the jail and called a “model prisoner"
by MaJ. I’eake, the superintendent, is
to be made a tier-man, a subordinate
“trusty” position at the jail.
He was not very demonstrative
about tlte new light which the high
est court lias thrown about his case.
He was quiet and reserved, but
through the veil of retirement evi
dence could be seen by his fellow
prisoners that he was pleased. He
smiled at his erstwhile neighbors and
nodded cheerily as he passed out ol
the cell-walled lane, into which both
he and bis counsel. Attorney James
A < t’JShea, are hoping he may nevei
hav. to walk again.
Attorney O'Shea. receiving con
gratulations from colleagues and
friends, on winning in, the United
States Supreme Court a tight of five
\ears' standing for the nullification
of a confession he claims was ob
tained by police under mental tor
ture and duress, refused to make
any statement regarding the case.
I’rineipal Witnesses Dead.
It is known, however, that the de
fense looks upon the fact that the
late Maj. Raymond Pullman, chief of
poll, e, and the late Oscar McKimmie.
policeman. who were important
prosecution witnesses in the trial of
Wan. have died since the last trial,
as an advantage to the prisoner’s
In ease a new trial is actually held,
the links in the prosecution's chain
of the ease supplied by these two
will be absent. How much this will
weaken the chain of evidence, how
ever. is admittedly problematical, it
was said.
As for Wan. he sits today in his
cell, reading, as has been his Vont
since coming to the jail, but there is
a new brightness about him since the
overhanging pall has been removed.
Wholesale Selling- of Certificates
Causes Close Watch ou Pro
spective Emigrants.
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111-; R 1,1 N. October 14.—Wholesale
forgeries of papers authorizing emi
grants allegedly Herman to enter the
United Stales are charged against an
American and a Pole now under ar
rest. It is alleged they manufactured
and sold to Russians. Poles and resi
dents of tiie various Baltic states who
were smuggled into Germany docu
ments representing them to be Her
mans entitled to enter America as
farm superintendents or near rela
tives of persons already there.
The fraud also extended to a Her
man office near the Polish frontier,
where a minor official certified that
prospective emigrants to America who
bad just entered Herman.' and had
ne'er held a hoe were Herman farm
superintendents or, had been agricul
turists for years. The prac*. !«•' has
been so general that the American
consulate no" is investigating every
paper at its source. It has been found
that birth certificates, doctors’ certifi
cates and eotisiilar permits to sail for
American have been al! forged iu many
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