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Says He Was Trapped

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Philauelfhia, Nov. 21.- The sonsation1 devclopmonts in the Holmes case, i I which cuhninated in the groat criminal's I chief counsel, Lawyor Willlam A. Shoe maker, becoining a prisoner on the charge I of subornation of purjury, was the chiof ; topic of conversntlon in legal cïrclos here. As yet the judgea have taken no further j steps in the case of tho accusod lawyer be: yond holding him in bail Mr. : j ei" had so far recovered his composure as , j to deny most emphatically the tcstimony i of Detective Schweckler. Ho declaro he , was tho viotini of a trap set by Ier, who, he claims, approached him and j said he had discovered evidence in the j i shape of a statement made by Mrs. i Bianche Hannigan, in which he heard i Pitzol speak about committing suicide. Shoemakcr say9 Schweckler said he had found the wonian in Woodbury, N. J., and that she was willing to make affldavic to what she knew. Slioemaker then, on the strength of the woman's alleged ';atement, prepared the affidavit and told ilie detective to bring her to his office. Wlien she appeared he had no reason to believe she was other than Mrs. Hannigan. He said he intended to question her, but ehe said sho was in a hurry. Eventually she signed the affidavit and was paid 830.


Ann Arbor Argus
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