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or Gor-mon nm- at and- seats-Mr. I In to of Bou-telle of It $100.- ieu-ator a -"proceed oc- a it I I DARKJAY For the Defense In the Jackson Case. ITS BOMB EXPLODED. But the Prosecution More Than Met It. TRUSTY, THE NEW WITNESS, To Be Arrested This Morning For Perjury AT JUDGE HELM'S INSTANCE Newport. Ky., - May 4. (Special. The well-primed well-primed well-primed bomb of the defense was exploded to-day to-day to-day in the Campbell Circuit Court room. The explosion created created a great stir, but the concussion set off the prosecution's entire dynamite dynamite magazine, which threatens to blow to the skies all the hopea Scott Jackson has ever had regarding his probable acquittaL This was a day of startling surprises. . William R. Trusty, of Urbana. lit. swore that he hauled the body found near Ft. Thomas to that spot from a house near George and Elm streets. Cincinnati. He said he waa given 10 for the work, and that a mn carried the body from the vehicle and climbed over the fence, as had been previously suggested by ex-Chief ex-Chief ex-Chief of Police Locke. with the body In his una. Trusty says the man also carried a case of surgical Instruments and that he left the man. who said he was a doctor, there with the body. It was a wlerd. uncanny story Trusty told, and quite as remarkable as that which was sworn to by George H. Jackson, the colored man. Then the prosecution made lta great play. In a speech ' ' in open . court CoL Nelson said that he would prove before the trial waa ended that Capt. John Seward, a detective employed employed by the defense, had coached wit nesees as to what to say on the stand;, that he expected to prove fhat Seward was in consultation with witnesses,-; witnesses,-; witnesses,-; ventured into the Jury room, and that. Seward had tried to suborn the witnesses witnesses afid had given one witness a memorandum which he was expected to swear by. "I do not believe the counsel for the defense have attempted to procure witnesses witnesses by fraud." said CoL Nelson."'fTTr I believe they would be as ready and willing as we to Investigate a witness who has done anything which entitles him not only to the scorn of the community, community, but makes him liable to be confined within the walls of the penitentiary." penitentiary." Mr. Crawford waa greatly surprised at the turn affairs took. He, also mad a speech, explaining his position. He said that Trusty had told him this story and that he did not know whether to believe him or not. but that he called in several attorneys and let the man go over his remarkable tale again. I have been at a loss as to which wit nesses I would let get on the stand aad tell their stories." said Mr. Crawford. "For instance. I have a letter from one man who writes that he cut Pearl Bryan's Bryan's head off, and that be Is willing to go on the stand and tell all about it. I want a full Investigation of all this end urge that the utmost latitude be ac corded in the cross-examination cross-examination cross-examination of ell these witnesses, in order that the whole truth may come out. I want to say that I and Mr. Shepherd. Mr. Waiting's at torney, furnished the money for tnis witness. Trusty, to come to this city. and we are paying his board while he is here." Then CoL Nelson took Trusty and subjected him to severe cross-questlsn- cross-questlsn- cross-questlsn- cross-questlsn- ing. " To most of Col. Nelsons questions questions he knew nothing, and In the end the case of the defense was left In a collapsed state. On the whole It was a very bad day for Jackson. He had built great hopes, ss well ss his attorney, on what Trusty would testify tand he said all that he had promised), but the move of the prosecution was not thought of. Tonight Tonight It Is the general opinion that the case looks very dark for the prisoner. He was deathly pale ail day and one had but to look at his face to know that be realized perfectly what a decided change had taken place. His motner ana sister le-f le-f le-f t the court room in the miast or Lxn. Nelson's damaging speech. Iate this aftemon a warrant was is sued by County Judge Bennett. . of Campbell county. Ky.. for the arrest or Trustv on the charge of perjury. The warrant was Issued at the Instigation of Judge Helm, who is conducting the . Jackson triaL It was placed In the hands of Sheriff Plummer, but It was decided not to place him under arrest until after the prosecution finishes with him. aa he will be called in rebuttal. He is now under $K"0 bond as a witness with Col. C J. Crawford. Jackson's attorney, as surety. Trusty Is In Ignorance of the fact that a warrant has been Issued for his arrest Both Trusty and Capt. John Seward are under close surveillance by Cincinnati detectives and Campbell Circuit Circuit Court officers. Judge Helm ordered tne prosecuting attorney to file with him sll the information information be had gained regarding the tampering tampering with witnesses, and the plans Isld to commit perjury. Col. Lockiiart will do this, and as soon as this ttai is over the sccused persons will be proceeded against. It Is the general opinion that somebody Is going to get free bosrd at the Frankfort penRentisry. Incidentally, Will Wood s reputation waa attacked by the defense, and very badly damaged by numerous depositions. From the indications we most iwuun ;:," " h th r.rosecuLkon regarding! ulsclojuraa by. the prosecuuoa ierul

Clipped from The Courier-Journal05 May 1896, TuePage 1

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)05 May 1896, TuePage 1
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