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heavy guns slung at his hips stood
her guardian and protector, Capt.
Hamilton Bassett, army officer and
soldier of fortune.
The two came across the continent
together with cow ponies and pack
horses, roughing it on the trail of
Jack London's "Valley of the Moon."
CHI. TITLE & TRUST CO. TO
HOLD WATERMAN ESTATE
Former Probate Judge Charles S.
Cutting won a case yesterday before
present Probate Judge Henry Hor
ner. Judge Horner granted the petition
of Cutting that a $125,000 estate be
taken away from Former Circuit
Judge Waterman. The ground for
taking away this $125,000 of prop
erty is that Former Judge Waterman
is losing his mind and doesn't know
how to take care of his property.
A doctor, a lawyer and a railroad
conductor all swore to stories tend
ing to show Former Judge Water
man hands rolls of money to passing
strangers and imagines he is travel
ing in England when he sits on a
sanitarium porch near Boston, Mass.
Judge Horner named the Chicago
Title & Trust Co. conservator of the
Waterman estate. As Cutting is a
director member of the board of di
rectors of the Chicago Title & Trust
Co. the court's action netted a dou
ble profit for Former Judge Cutting.
He won for his clients and he won
for the trust company of which he is
Carleton Hudson, indicted for for
gery in New York 20 years ago and
never tried, was named as the sin
ister figure with hypnotic influence
coaxing and threatening money out
Hudson and Waterman filed a peti
tion in circuit court last year asking
that the J. Ogden Armour, Louis F.
Swift and big fellows of the stock
yards crowd come into court and
how the documents by which they
actually owned some $3,000,000 of
cotton oil mills in the south though
T they had Louis C. Ehle as a dummy
posing as the actual owner in public
view. Hudson and Waterman al
leged this secrecy was contrary to
Sherman anti-trust law. They quot
ed reports of the R. G. Dun commer
cial agency to show that Ehle was
down in black and white as a mil
lionaire in the cotton oil game.
Exposure of Carleton Hudson as a
crook has come since he attacked the
beef trust trying to collect money he
alleges due him on notes of Water
man and Ehle.
VERDICT IN H.-A. LINE CO. CASE
TO ESTABLISH PRECEDENT?
New York, Dec. 2. Federal offi
cials believe that verdict of jury in
trial of Hamburg-American line of
ficials, charged with violating U. S.
customs laws through furnishing
supplies to German warships, expect
ed today, may establish precedent
for numerous other cases involving
New York was turned into virtual
naval base that German commerce
raiders might be furnished with fuel
and supples. More than $1,500,000
is admitted to have been spent.
Money is admitted to have come
from Germany. Berlin gov't had the
Hamburg-American line pledged to
agreement to furnish supplies to
warships in case of war, even before
Question at issue is whether Amer
ican customs laws were violated
when false manifests were made and
vessels cleared in such a wav as tn
prevent information of their mission'
reacning uermanys enemies.
Government attorneys announced
today that other German-American
conspiracy cases will not be tried un-
ui middle or montn. Kobert Fay "
who confessed to manufacture of
bombs to be placed aboard ships car
rying munitions, and his co-defendants
will be placed on trial Dec. 15.
Paul Meloy, broker accused of aid
ing Franz Von Rintelin in passport
frauds case, will be tried next -'