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may be cleared. The charge was hatched in the filthy minds of those in
terests that were hurt when I let the sun shine In on their affairs.' Pta
"oersonal attack on me can swerve the Senate Commission from its course
by so much as a hair's breadth.'
The Sherman Hotel .register, which
Manager Bering said had been stolen
, lby a "mysterious, well-dressed stran-
- ger" about three weeks ago, was
found late this afternoon in the hotel
vault. Manager Bering now says it
merely had, been mislaid.
"The names of "T. D. Duncan and
wife' and "J. J. Miller and wife" are
said to be registered for January 17.
"The interest in the conspiracy of
-Big Business - to ruin Ueut.-Gov.
O'Hara centered in Chicago today.
Every attempt to clear up the mys
tery of the missing register of the
Sherman hotel failed this -mornings
The register was stolen by a mys
terious, well-dressed stranger about
three weeks agot just about the time
the plot against Q'Hara was being
hatched, according to Manager
Manager Bering, of the Sherman
House, says this man asked to look
at the January register. He was
taken to the auditing room, where
the back registers are kept, and
'The stranger asked permission to
take one of the January registers to
the hotel office to show to one of the
The charge against O'Hara is that
he registered at the Sherman House
with a Springfield woman as "T. D.
ilhincan and -wife," and lived at the
notel with this woman as man, and
wife for the three days, January 17,
January 18, January 19, of this year.
The story runs on that O'Hara, the
woman, Thomas D. Vredenburghson
-of a Springfield millionaire and an
other woman, shared one of the most
expensive suites at the Sherman.
Vredenburgh and the woman
yhora he had brought from Spring
field are said to have registered as
"J. J. Miller and "wife."
The arrival and departure books of
the Sherman show that "T. D. Dun
can and wife," and "J. J. Miller and
wife" were at the hotel on the dates
mentioned in the affidavit now in the
hands of the senate committee.
But this does not prove anything.
The missing register would prove
something. It would prove at once
whether or not "T. D. 'Duncan and
wife" registered in the handwriting
of Barratt O'Hara.
GIRL PARADES OWN SHAME T
Yazoo City, Miss., May 8. Parad
ing her own shame before a jury to
defend her two brothers, charged
with murder, Miss Lucille Dennis, a
pretty 19-year-old girl, told "on the
witness "stand today incidents sur
rounding and leading tip to th'e kilt
ing of her sweetheart, Mannie Wat
son. "My brothers had to kill him;
there was nothing else for them to
do. I urged them to do it," declared
According to testimony, one, of the
brothers held the victim while the
other shot him. , '
"Mannie'took he to NewOrleans,"
continued the girL "He promised to
wed me. He wrote to my father we
were married. I was ashamed to tell
my father the truth. Then Mannie
deserted me. When the baby came
I told my brothers tfe kill Mannie,
land they did. They Had to."
"That maid reminds me of when
you first started toiplay cards, dear,"
said the husband At the table, when
the girl -was a loiig time bringing in
the birds for dinner. "Why so?' in-
quired the wife. "She's delaying the