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|Article Title||Conflicting Stories Told by Clyde Felt|
I CONFLICTING STORIES TOLD BY CLYDE FELT 1 1 1 I First Admitted Cutting Collins's Ihroat and SI f Then Accused His Chum, Henry Potts. (frill fit r a The Lasl Confession Was Obiaincd by Sheriff Nalor at the County Sljlt JailBovs Were Brought Face to Pace and Accused One An- 'i! other of FalsehoodHenry's Alibi Was Prepared for the - Wron Day. u LMjj I', (Hatiuday Dnlly ) f'urj I ( I" r II mule hlx stood confes- f If (Hon ' II lay at 10 n clock last night j' to ' n Naylui In Ihi county Jail 1 It I rt very little with lis for- I. '' j i i i ii cms of I h- day, but added t , , tl nmi i Unnrj Potts to th do who d i C th i 1 ilout the lave In Hell Hoi ri 6 I Iiw i the Momlnv iirtciuoun when 3 '1 S iu I i Hint woa klllcil t Ihe in it effective argument need by , ijij' the bin riff was that the Wood nt th US mouth n the uve mirkid the spot ,' wheio eilinss thioai ax at first cut, , j"jj and th ii one boy tould not have pushed "t the I Ii hick to the pluce where It t tH vinsfouil " f,i llcfnto he broke down Clyde vainly r u, tried to postpone his isirlatlona until ' (.J. inornlnK He had visions of Inquiring HI report and was thoiuiighl) tiled ami his sleepy ufler the exhausting i vent of tl' j the day The rlheilf! was persistent i V however. ij"jj ,I 'loll me liouml ly an oath not to ili-vl' tc" "n ' n otn" nTrn ' you' P'Tl; Cjlde almltteii that he nan ami Jii i thereby Rave the substance of hl ion- , i ' fcsslon away. . , "What was Henry to do to )ou If !,,.'' J ou did tell?' vAjXii i 'Nn answer IfiK U "What Is It now ? ' ni!i iiu.snv cpt his tiiiiovt i i iI'lU 'Well Henry Polls nil with me at j tilifi thoca We went up nn the hill with i iln 'nc D' mnl1 'ogothei and around be J ( '(Id low Hnsign peak aa I toll jou Then I ( i$fifl the old man took us down an 1 allowed ;. 11 U us the caf ard we ill went up there itMfc?fiv aB 1 PII I Hila moling WwtUa '" " ,k "" hl" 'Inthea mid laid !il:H down and beggel ua to kill him hh I Ikill. 31 said he begge I me We ill 1 not wnnt II "'. Id ,0 '"" ,,nnl Hen llikeil up the $ i til razor and cut bin throat The old man 8' i 11 wa" 'y'nB nt "1D nioi'tli of the uu i ibtlj that M how the liloo 1 gut there We tt 'till pushed him bjtk Into t'u iae nnd Jj (Stl Partly v.nllel It up Then wo got fl I 'it oeiirr I nnd inn down the hollow il r'i!t 'lleniy stopped to wash lilx hands IJM ot th0 lo1'' lrt"B In "" hollow, but r ,iV I did not Mash my hands until we got III ijli j down tho hill' slS cld, Peralftel that It was llenr ' IV. 3 wno T"iall cut the old min ii thioit tutiH u "n'I 'f1'' K? "ould fone Henry to ud Tl mlt " lf l,e ,""1 lm cbanie I. If I The chinc soon came Tlie Pherlrf V jj located the Potts boj with ltnmond p JB Johnson and 1 mil hue. hi at the Hall Ii lt I ' ,kt Iheater mnl waited for tin m to I, '8 come out At 11 uUoik they emerRed ?! Ijjl from the plnjhoune nnd Imlh l'otts an 1 tlj J Knecht were taken to Jail k liw When liifcuied of the iharge ngiliut 4 iJ hlm 1'uttH usul ilmoxt ClyJoa wonls , Ufk, 'Let me see hlm un 1 1 will iUm hlm lly to tell It to my face ' JS Shcrirf Niilur told rijdn of IIiur a HVti. Protostntlons ot Inuotenie, and civile -rj exclaimed 'il 'Oh iric! I thought lied tiy to get (1-1 out of If !,' iili A moment Inter the boys weto face ?V!M to aco ill Cljdea cell. ijeJ CHAituns A.vn nr:.vii.i i ' I ' V011 know " "trc up there with j jj i t me," said Civile slinking Ida i lenched 1 list In the ftce of hln foimer ilium ,t 'Iou know 1 wob not up theie," te- l f torted Henri. 'it. Tne 'lebate was vei nnlninted but J Mf ended with l'otts decl irlng his inno. rHii ience nnd Clde dlsputhiB It Tin illy Hill t"'('l ,lnH orll out nnd toll tho Hhcr- U'l itt he would Uvo him ollui pirlkulin k I f in tho morning IIenr was 1 lace I In ill the vvomans ward IiilPL s,mu" 1,0" ,h0 ,,0' f'Hher was ' 11. norrlled to hear of his son n Hires' and tj'.ISi heI'1 "" "rfeillnu Intel view with hlm i'JcP "' the J'11 lit Vhtn ,l "TO'tor entered llcnrj's cell t ) If '"h tbe hhcrlff at 1 oclmk tills ninin 'e Ing he vvns sleeting ns swectlv us a ' ft rati V."b,n,1"1, "," W" "Hit illlllcultj l 4 K A'ih ,ears lrejmlnB ftom his ccs ho l I'OTTfi I'ltOTnSTS INNOClINCi: Ii. .J.'M '.n B0t mc ,n,n " liuw he I ti t$ Jtlnk" ' "'." ,1C" hlm ' "'" "-IIInK Jll'b. .he tll,Ul ' """ llot "I' "" I" "I" W, lou n punish me if von wnnt to I m ' lifftvl !' wl" nnt ,, "10 ""' ,lmo "'c Innocent ' 1 lmvo sulTercd for the kuIU Hiiro ii 11. one person nnvwnv who knows I am ii, ' ,1 i ocent mid that is Col" , I ' AIIMITH J1ISTK13 IV AI.HH i! IMtli tills he tluew hl.i face on the .S r" ?nrt, ,ol)b'U ii'UMil lel Whin If" nsked ubout bin allege 1 alibi be ml. 1,1 mltted that be hnd mistaken the date I j!' nrd that tho things he iilated trans- , jlred on Tucsdav I .1 ""k!"' know tint Cljde washed the I ", Wood from his hinds on Mnr it so r that part of It lannot be true" , ' This eemel to piuln lluiry for n I . minute, but nft.r iul)lns llit miller y ,over ho declared solcninlv that It was 1 -done on the same d ij thei got the H Imin. nnd that vvus Tuesdav t ICOULDNT TI3M. AllOUT MO.NDVY lU r 'Yu ""nMnuft o ilearls whit bap-i bap-i I, III pened on 'lucolnv. now till us where I j, ou weio on Mondnj III Z1 nlt remember h replied put. rt Ine bis hnnd to his brow 1 was int. ; ' ll! Ing tripe until halt past .' or 3 o Uock fV nd 1 lont lememher where I went 1 1 tr hen Lnill Knecht w.iiil)slj Interrogated ,. Ii the Jail olllie s tn whre he bid ' een and vhat ho 1ml dim on Mon. lav. Jle i io wo foigiiful bin ud- ( pitted ihnt be lui.l not ncui clthLr ,r oU', or Kllt on thai ! He said 1'ifnS penlj ,nnt tlw alil" " had Blien 'Mflli'JiJrtJ.I"""" a"d ,whkh "" ,lrlflc i IfH "eJ5 C1"t "mt """"N""! n Wlm Lm ! n," admitted thai while lis 'liSl aa MMtlng (.illliiH he had h, hlicd ,1 ') parti ipate In the iinmituial prdt- I'l i Ict-B of the old mini ''rat !1 CLYDE TELT'S STOKV. r.l ' hi is Account In Detail ot the TerrlbU ' )! Th CRlm Hnl' l0lltc-lci1 mnnnei jii hlrh has characteiized ihe demeanor I I Ij joung- Telt since his nuest did not i ftlil "rt hlm enii'y 'th the murbld B!'i'Velnrientb of v.sterdav Onl at Jl. ,na aii llD "PPear to realise his po. lj t'on At such times as u faience to i j e mlnutis he apent In the tuve was fljiBde he would luvailubly ahuddei l nvullvel and lemaln In a ondl-'Jj ondl-'Jj n ot interne mrvnucness for u hikf t (I rlod hull bo displayed no irreat ,) nount of liesltamy In lelatliui ila ( t" ,i traor''Inary tlory nnd with souk j' j omptlng- on the part of his fathr I . .1 d tin pollie ofllL ra be dealt full j ,4' Hi e rj morbid ph ue in nil its do. j 1 I ! J i lis It Innlts now th a he has told I ft 'jj I J . and vvhllo hlo former vc "un' havo I been mlsleadtnt that he Is hiding nothing from the offkers IIEOOKD HIM TO COMMIT ACT. Mr ( ollins begged ma foi a long time to rut his thioat bifoie I agreed to do the woik the boy aaid In telling tell-ing the t. i) lust evening I finally did whin hi naked me to do Just aa I did cvi.rv thing else he aski 1 of me It stemrd like I inuldnt help mtself after he ph ailed with me for awhile ' WAINTKD Tlin 1IODY llllllNKD It was a month ago i lyde said ' when he first asked mo tn kill hlm One day while I was Malting him at the Wasutka. he asked me If I knew how to dres u sheep 1 asked him what he meant aivl he asked me then If I knew how to dresa a dead man and It I would like to dress bin body 1 didn't make nnv answer as I couldn t Imagine what he was talking about and he then wint on tn ixploln that he wanted mi to tut hln throat and after he was dead tut the body up In pieces Hi sold 1 i ould burn the pieces In his cnokstovc and that no one woul 1 ever lo the wiser I loll him I win hln t think or doing anything of tho sort and he dldn t bilng the subject up any mote tint day Several other times though he wanted m to kill hlm In his joom but I woul In t listen The Monday be got me tn kill hlm 111 tho com Clyde continued he did not tell me what he was going to do when we started up in the hill I carried ii small bundle when he left lie hail no valise The bundle was wnippid with the towel and a newa-paper newa-paper nn I bad the lope and atakes In It After wo had walked up to near Hnslgii icak Mr Collins asked me to go down In Delia hollow with him, saung be knew wbeio theie was an opening In Hie tmka and be wnntod to lie It I could tell whether It was a tunnel oi u cave As we walked over leie I hoiroweil the hatchet vvhlili be was mrrvlng to dig acgo 111 lee I dldn t wnllt alongside of him n I was I us looking for segles on I be dldn t aay anything until we leuched Ihe i ave HtVWU.D IN Till! I'AVi: ' .VT h.e looke ' "round the cliff awhile he legan unlrtssliur nnd when he lin 1 all his clothes ort he piled them n n heap and Marled crawling Into the cave taking the bundle I had enr-Ned enr-Ned In with hlm When 1 asked hlm what he was (.oliig Into the cave for he km Id that lie hid some valinbles ,i i :M." 'V lla'1 '"" '" 'here or al out live minutes he colled to me to, nine In As I inwleil In I notlied he was lying (lit 'I WAM' WV TO KIM, Mi: An soon ns I wns Inside he looked mo in the em for n minute nnl s.il I I wnnt ini to kill me Ileforc I i ould make iin mij ,o went on to snv thin In lin 1 been begging mc for n month nnd tint I ought to ilu tint much for hlm ns he was tired of living liv-ing nnd wanted to die Un too bid n thing to do ' I sill .No It II he all rlhht be said io right nbea I Here a the insor and son can Kile me one littlo slash and It will iill lo over with' WA.NT1 I) TO lin T1IID ' I llnnllv told hlm nil right and then he asked me to stake Mm down with tl e ro e and st ikes u he colli in t Jump mount too ninth while he wan dvlng I irfusiil to stnki hlm down but I took tin tope nnt wrapped It around bis i m and arms If I icmember right I tie the rope In a knot aioiind lilanrruH but In must hive unfastened It In bis tlealh struggles If It wiisnt tied nbniit both anna when the both was found Win Hi: WANTH!) to mi: When he was tied hi sat up nnd told me he wanted to die because be was tiled of life lie will he had been u rlih mm In his div hut that he had nothing left now The onlv wav ho could get mones bo sail was to billow bil-low It ns he was loo old and coul hi t M-t un woik nnd wlun he hoi rowed nioiuy he inuldn t pa it hick Ainirll I) 111 1113 t Ulhr't'I. "Then In told me Civile continue 1 'that If his hodv wan found theie woul I be lits of talk about It He told me to to ven caieful or Id get In trouble rim he went on to tell me that If tbe got coming aftei me too stiong If tin hodj was found to tell the utoiv of the mvstcilotis gilp mil the trip up on top of l.nslgn peak I hits the leason I told that slorv at llrst Mi Collins also told me to hide all his clothes and claiming 1 found a rou n 1 the outside of the cave and bImi to wall the cave In ho no one loull see his bodj Ivlng Inside After telling nu again thai be wanted all the peopb to t i I n It he had gone to New lork be sail he was iea1j to die Hut I Just dldn t feel that l mull do it the boj nsseiled Then he le minded me how good he had tieen to mc tin I I thought to mvaelf. Oh thunder hi s been so gwod to me 1 might as well do this foi hlm when he wants me to so bad wi i.i, ui:t HEAin NOW" Colli I was shlieilng like thunder b) this time but he kept saving Go ahead ami cut' hi don t you cut" Cut 1 tell von' f-o uf 1. 1 awhile I said Well get leadj now I puked up the iflior and opened it and be pui his hea 1 back and said he was waiting He dldn t set in to be much excited about It lie was Ivlug Hat on his buck CIT rilK TTA1. OAflH "vgnln I hesitated but when he began be-gan urging me onie mort 1 brought the raaor down against his nei k und gave It a ijuiik slash uh 1 cant cvei forget that moment Th blood came rolling out of his licik and inn all over my hands befoie I could get them I awav Mr ( olllns dldn t make a single sound but his b dy began quIveHnn all I over and it anulrmed and v.ilthed against me us 1 cutwled out of the awful place In turnin- around I gut m nhoes In thi blood but none of it got on my i lot his ly e begun tiembllng vlolentlv at this i ilnt nt his nnriatlon and It was seveinl moments betote he could cot trni himself sutticlently tn continue Well when I got out of there you can bet 1 di lu t stay around there long I wlp 1 ttic I lood off the laxor with mv 111 gem i ud i ave it a 1 jss up among the locks I I FT WORK I'N'FIXiailHD '"i ben I siai led dow n the gulch on the run In-'uil of piling up thu roeka and hiding iu clothes It HJn't lulls me lonj to gei low i that sul h to the road All the i Cown I kipt seeing the lwdv and I wis aoriy for what I had done As I walked along the load toil to-il aid hiinu 1 saw two of my friends Ihull Km I i mid Henry I'oits und I inn to I I n I auk d Hem to 1,0 ui tov i ch whl i I I ight inn tllni-f s v" ' iv him m.NUf ' Aa v c i .a wuii tho toad toward tie v inn frplngi' r lyde continued n i thf I i folrt i to my hands i mi I l I n ihat hi nl js dol a on thin I hid fnraoticn about the blood Mid buirled hIjiik to a crrek near the srrlngi in 1 isl e 1 It off 1 toll the ,os I haJ kill J n hawk We took n car up tiwn bought a revolver an 1 some rintrldgis with Ihe monej I had got from Ml I olllns and then we came home nOlJV HAf.NlHI) IUM "When I tried In go to sleep f lvde mntlnued the sight of Mr Collins with hi thioai iut knt lomlng up before be-fore mo and I tell vou It was awful Oosh but I iv sor y then that I hod done what be want d me to do The next dy too t kept seeing the terrible thing all day and I simply couldn t eat a hltn 'Much ns 1 hand It I dei ided to go up again that dav and pile up the roiks and buri the i lothes os Mr i olllns had told me tn I walked up tin ravine alone and ns soon aa I reached tho rave I began vvulllng It up with locks which I picked up nearby I could see tli tenlhle sight as I began woik hut oft. i one look at It I kept m lies 1 turned aviav as much as possible When I hid the mtks In t lfe I i Irked up his clothes nnd hid them behind the rock where the) were found 1 dldn t notl e his shoes -it his eollai as 1 was In u might) big hurry to gel away from theie After I hid plbd rocks on the clolhra I went link down home mil 1 kept away fioin that cave uftei Hint COLI1.NS8 INl'I.l IINI I OM.lt HIM es I lelleve Mr Collins hnl some klnl or Inlluime over me i lvde sail vhr questioned oi that point by the oflliers Whenever he sail for me to do anything- and mixed me to do It I wnull obev hlm It seenie 1 like I Just couldn t help mvself ' Did )ou have an aveislon to him' vvns asked rs the bo isrllcl after thinking for i minute I vidUiiif I saw hlm I hated tn meet him b cause I knew he would want me tn do things I dldn t want to do but when he woul! call me I couldn t help but go It seems like I always done Just whatever he wanted me to ever slue I have known hint It was tho same when he uimd me to kill him I Just couldn I help mself HENRY POTTS'S ALIBI. Story Boy Told ns Accounting; for His Tlmo Monday. Ilocaueo ot his clos association with Joung Kelt suspicion had been dlreited more oi less towmd Henry l'otts the llfteen-)eni-old son of "ai luel l'otts It was held b) man) leople that n bo) ot ( l)de age could not posslbl) 1 Minim the bnrilhle deed ho has in-knowledge in-knowledge I without the piesenee mil nionil supiott of cine or more com-1 com-1 anions Ihe hois live within n stones throw or eaih otbei, north of the Wnsatku works Henry is himself that he has Ik en llj iles most intimate friend When t lde was not in school ho was almost tonstuntl) Iu Heni) compnii) The two weie frequently together at tho i trims of e olllns ACCOUNT!.!) I OH 1IM13 Ulttlint In the editorial looms of The Tillnine )csteida) iiftcrruon Henry Potts who is in )ears of age, gave whit he cbihued wns mi aicount of cvei) minute of his time Mondu) ftom the tlnn sii.ool let out until CI) do came down fiom the bill and washed tho stains of I loud fie in Ids hands Not mil) 01 1 be tell his Moi) In n fi ink and strilglitforvvuil in inner but he showed it leiollectlnn of minor tventn which ol. curied two weeks ago that woull have done tredlt to the tnemoty of u grown tn in He said MI.I.1INO WITH I'LL! 'I exicctel tn meet Cljde when he came irom siliool but I missed him I went oicr on Hecond West and was clnce to ndcrons store when I siw Cl)de about ten nuls south of the stun I holleied tn I Im nnd he enme up to where I was Wc went on to ward homo together 1 Iltool. came along with his father on their deliver) waknn It wns prett) well londed an I when be saw us he got olf nnd walked with us while his inner diovc on north to Kventh .North win e be got ill with Mt fnthei line, loft us 1 torn theie Cl)d and 1 went on alone Ah we went b) the Wnsnlkn viorks we stnpi ed fur n minute it two nnd snw (olllns He dl I nnt sa) mi) thing in I nrlli ui ii that I remtmhni of and mi sta)ed bull) two minutes Then he went on toi ard l)des house When we got to the stone foundation between thi bottling oik and civ le i bouse I till him I would stop there mil wait till he went home then meet hlm as he c line baik for wo weie going down Ijwii togi tiler i i.i m: didn t roMi: iick. I ha I onl) been time a minute when llnjmond Johnvm and Don McDnnild i aim up fiom the foundr) bout the same time 1 mil Knecht came over and we stoil there tnlklng Then we saw Tie I lueen nmlng mil we mile it up tn hi le down In the foundation nnd let hlm look for us We hi 1 there nwhlle nn 1 aftei a bit he found us Wc sta)ed a i mind the foundation about half un hnui waiting for Cl)de but I dl I not see him I went ovci to his bouse tin I asked his sister Ilcne wbe e bo w is Hhe tol I ine he wns not at borne I hen 1 starlid for the Waim "pilngs As 1 went past the homing works I looked In the windows and saw no one theie Neai the Wnsatkn I met I'rnesi Pelt ldes brother and I a ked hltn where I I) 1e was He said he had not seen hlm und we went hack ovei tn i l)dea house but foun I he hnd not aot homo After leaving his home the second time I went sttalglit down to the Warm Springs and sat on the hospital lawn for a few minutes Then I saw I'mll Knetht come up anl post u letter I stood mid talked with Pmll a fi minutes an1 spoke to in) btother Ram who drove l In Andrisons dellvet) wagon I went back after that anl waited u little wblb mi the lawn about thiec or four min-u min-u lea COM1N0 ON V ni'.S 'I was prett) Hied waiting and had i about made up in) mind to take a . ir ' to town and Hi. n I took a notion not I to, and started back to i l)dea house I got nearl) to tho Wasafka when Hmll hnlle.ed at me nnd I sluwc 1 up t , wait for hlm W hou he gut putt) .lose to me ho hollered Then s i lvde' I looked up and saw him mining down the hill on 1 tun He was not on the path but making stialBht fir home He got to the bottom ubout half a blink south of Page's housstund quit limiting and wnlkod ovei towurd us We went to meet hlm I WA8HKD ULCion OFr" As we got cl e to hlm he raised his hands ns If to put them In his loikets and uhnll said Where did )ou get that Hood on vjar hand 1 looked at his light hand nnd saw then nn blood nil oier tt but not so mmh on tho back as on the Inside He did not say vtr) much while Kmll was theie but looked kind nt iineusv Then Fnul left us and vie went on dow n towaid the iai hen ve got away from Kmll 1 nkcl him Where did that blood mine rum and be said that he and old man i olllns hod killed a hawk on the hill and cut It all to places When wc got lown Itetty near to the Waim Hprlngs I told hlm he had bettei wash his huuds and he grt down at th dlti h ami washed We weie Just m time 1 1 i mh u sr nnl lame (loin town wint ti a gun stoie and Clyde b night an lior di Johnson ilstel Aftei mi :u home Cl)de ind Kn)mond Johns in und I wont to the gruvel pit hii I shot i few tlmeii an I ihen went ni rth i luilef . f th" hi Ii v ill I r i si iv a i , ing inr tl in in hmi I 01 1 i TU 5JU) tl III U.IJI1U1 iu j i i ni over to Collins s rooms at the W'asatka and slept. ll)de bought smie salmon nnl stun nnd we co kid suppir on the stove ( lyde was late In coming to supper nnd did not ct ver) much He pretended he wanted to sleep with us hut that hln mother would not l-t him He sal 1 lie offered her a quarter and then SO cents for her to let him come, but she wouldn't so we slept there alone Do )ou think we would have slept there If wed of knowed what had happened to the old mnn" BIDNT liri.P MOH ',' n"" '"ril the oil man say an)-thing an)-thing about giving una) the furniture but i l)de said the old man had told him to divide It up with us Tuesday he showed us the ke)s and told us the old man had gone to New ork jind blin and me and l!monl were each to havi a third W e began to i lean the Plate out Wednesda) We thought it vvns funny that Clyde lid not help us move an) thing He snt around while we did Ihe woik Wi never saw an) gold wntrh about the plaie I don t reall) believe ho hnd one nt all ' TOI.D POTTI W'I.DVk.SDAY (lyde made his llrst i ontesslon Hen-r) Hen-r) says to him on Wednesday evening after the Inquest Henr says he was not surprised as he had suspected something ever slme seeing blood on I) de a hand , This confession, he sa)s una to the etfeit that the old man had cut his own thioai nnd hired Cl)de tn mver up the mouth of the Hive and remove the clothing. COI.M.NSS IIAIlir Henry Kmll nnd Itaymond agree that Collins has for the past two years been In the habit of going up toward Ensign peak He iai Iv went alone, but was almost Invariably accompanied by a small bo), anl I.) onl) one at a tlmo Among the lads who went on these excurslnna were tho three bni mentioned tl)de, Woodward and Albert Al-bert Nelson I.mll Knecht hns not been ver) Intl-mnle Intl-mnle with Collins of lte but vvns one or his associates when olllns lived at the Springs the Hrst time Then sa)s I.mll Collins had tluec or four razors, two revolvers nn i a sheath knife, wbli h he always kept loikel up In a drawei The ho) also sn) he saw a smill grip In Collins a loim when the old man was at the Wasatka the Hist time but has not seen It since tho last time the old man came there to work STATEMENT OF IATHEII Says Ilia Boy Was Under Influence of a Fiend Mr. Tolt, fither of il)de wns overcome over-come with grief csterdn) when the news of CI) lies confession wns con-veed con-veed to him Tor n moment tho terrible ter-rible news seemed to have deprived Mm of his faculties M) boy has been the victim of a degenerntc (lend ' he snld llnall) Por months past this man has hnd hlm under his bileful Influence In-fluence nnd has brought hlm to the piescnt pnhs Not only has ( l)do been Ihe victim of this Mend but other bo)a of the neighborhood to my own knowledge knowl-edge havo been his victims Ulnco ni) bo) has known Collins I bnve notlied a change in his conduit but I hnd never trued the change to Its source Had Ll)de never met this llend In-carnnle," In-carnnle," Mr Pelt continued ' I am loslilic he would have remnlncd up-light up-light and honest nnl a cip lit to our family. As nn evidence of his good motives, I might mention that tlvdc for tho past month oi sl vieeks has been most persistent Iu a desire to go to Manll on n visit to remnln until nfter vacation showing his mother and I Unit he I ud u wish to get una) from the enthralling and baleful Influence of ( olllns" CONFESSED TO OrFICEIlS. Boy Let Them Search for Hours Befoie Be-foie He Told. Officers John Roberts nnd Moroni Gil-lesplc Gil-lesplc secured the confisslon frbm joung cl)de shortly before 11 o clock )cstcrda) forenoon while In the hills neir the scene of the triged) 'J he ofllceis had been plendlng with the boy and Biibjeitlng hlm to a lire of questions ques-tions for nearly thlrt) minutes befoie h? JL"",.11 ,old """'n ll wns he who hn 1 wielded the fatal razor He broke down and cried when he mnde tho confession con-fession to the oiriiers but regnlned his remnikahle self-control after a few lil'iTii'"' A",'1 V,lmli rt,ale'' ",8 K"n details of the ti lgcdi . ,r lipJ'.1 flvt n"n' Previous to the tiiia of Clvdes confession tho oillcers hud been about In the hills searching for the vnl se whl h the bo) told of having carried for Collins In the pnr-t) pnr-t) weie Chief Hilton Count) Attorn?) (hristcneen Sergt Hurbldge Detective i hue nnd Oftlcers Iloberts nnl allies-pie allies-pie and )Oung Pelt It) dabreik the part) wns scattered about tho hills and the) trampe 1 nbout until 10 o clock scanning In eicr) prohnblc lining place foi the Imaglniry vnllse It wns nothed b) tho oHlceis thit tho bov did not tnko nn) gient amount of Interest In the seatth and that he sat down nt cier) film-able oppoitunlty with an c-xi resslou of com mpt w hen the I nit) ret tuned to their conveyance for liiiuh there was a sti ng suspicion that he hi) w is not ml B the tiutb about the existence or i valise After he had been questioned loi i tl! ,e and presented pre-sented (Uh thi possibilities of another fi . n , the ml1" ,n Ind admlttel that i oliint bad no vilise when he went Into the hills with Urn nnd also that the) did not t,o to the top of Ilnsign The oftlcers were then convlned that ' i lyde knew mmh nine of tho nftiilr than he hHd telstel in 1 with thU Idea ' In view the piestiiiiig process was again applied He persisted In the truth of hla form i st itemi nts for a time hut , after he had hi en lei to one side b Cilhiers Itnhins and fltllosple and ' rgaln Interview. I he bioke down anl ' gnve up his se let The part) at on e ' letutned to th In wheie the 00) is- ' lated his slorv .vc nl times during ' ihe afternoon wuhiut variance In any of the details W nil- he sttndll) main . talned that he wes nlone In the matter , vet the oltlcen, held the belief that . Hhers might be Implluted Teachet Bioks Down, Mb. Quiilti iiigi,. iliielnal of the school which i lvde Pelt attended visit ed the la I at the p n . station jester-das jester-das W hen ushi i 1 irti the room of h-i 1 upll who has been i.-ganlel at an ex empbuy stud nt Mls Qtialtrough hroke down inniplctl 8h said that It had been but i h rt time slnct she tailed at the Telt hi me to assure the parents that t Ijde was doing excellent work In school and lo eonsratulite them on his su um Probable Chnige Against Boy. That a haige of mui kr In the sec I nil degreo mn be I idgeci una Inst Clyde Fell la regurdel as entlrel) probable prob-able h) the minorities When asked In regard lo ihe maitei yesterday afternoon af-ternoon County Aiiiune) Chllslensen said that in a technlc il sense the bo) crmmltted tiuirtei m far as the facta now show Mr i hilstensen sail lieie wns a 1 1 k of mnllce on the part of the bi ) i et dopravlt) Is shown aa will as inallgnlt), and tho facts In the iase eien as they now rland will pobibly Justify the Usu-sn(o Usu-sn(o of a (onililut chmglng )oung Pelt with i u 1 In h' i.econd de g e r u ic i n m iiighter Just iiei th oipi mi will ho drawn up fin int u b i ilt Ud upon and i onjblv ill it unt I the taie has be n thcijuem mv iihaled. '