September 3, 1907

Detective McAnany Held on Charge
of Attempted Kidnapping.

SEDAN, KAS. (SPECIAL.) -- Mrs. James C. Barclay, foster mother of the "incubator baby" of Lawrence fame, and Detective Thomas S. McAnany, of Kansas City, were arraigned before Justice Speed this afternoon on a charge of attempting to kidnap the child of Mrs. Charlotte Bleakley at Elgin last Saturday.

The defendants waived a preliminary hearing and were bound over to the district court, which convenes here tomorrow morning. Bail was fixed at $1,000 each. McAnany was unable to give it and is tonight in the county jail. It is understood tonight that Mrs. Barclay regrets the steps she has taken and is willing to compromise with Mrs. Bleakley to stop the prosecution. It is also said that the latter is firm in her determination to push the case. County Attorney Mertz is securing all the evidence he can get to use when the case comes to trial.