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Danville Montour American (Newspaper) - January 24, 1901, Danville, PennsylvaniaHome pager a for tie Home the circulation of this paper is increasing rapidly. It will you to advertise in the american. Subscription $1 per Veah or. Irving h. Jennings dentist. Office hours 9 a. It to 12 a. M Mill St., 1 p. M. To 4 p. It. Danville a. Q Ihl Ltd m. D. 425 Mill St., , a. Diseases of the stomach and intestines a specially d r. W. P. Anglia a dentists office 218 Mill Street. To eth extracted without pain. Crown and Bridge work a specially. Equipped with the latest and Moat improved instruments and prepared to execute the most difficult work. Or. C. H. Reynolds formerly of Catawissa. Dumisi office opposite Boston store Dan Lille is dentistry in All its branches. Cd a moderate and Sli work Nara established 1882 condensed news. Mid Winter. License court Friday. The committee of arrangements for the convention of the state convention of the state Camp patriotic order Sone of America which meets in Harris Borg next August has decided that All lamps shall Wear the same uniform Upen the occasion of the big Parade during the convention week. Already Railroad agents Are looking Forward to the immense traffic that will be handled daring the american exposition at bad Lalo the coming summer. Arrangement Lor the inauguration Are already under Way. Sidewalk improvements will be the order among property holders in differ ent parts of the City the coming Spring. Regular dances will be held hereafter under the auspices of company f every saturday evening. Prof. Metherell will furnish the music. Norris Childe conductor in the d. L. A w. Yards is ill St his Home on Church Street. Lee Sleppy of Bloomsburg is temporarily filling the position Basket Ball enthusiasts Are counting on a hot game at the armory on Friday evening. Mrs. C. H. Wells is seriously ill at the Home of her daughter mrs. W. I. Steans on East a showing Street. Last evening she was resting a Little easier than she has for a Day or two. The state pharmaceutical association will recommend the passage of a Dew Law by the legislature for druggists. Under Ita provisions druggists will be divided into two classes those who sell articles in the original packages and with seals unbroken and those who compound prescriptions. Recorder j. C. Rutter of Bloomsburg yesterday received for record the mortgage Given by the Columbia and Montour electric railway company to the Commonwealth Trust company for $375,000. The mortgage is to be recorded in Columbia Luzerne and Montour counties. The members of the Penn social club will enjoy a Sauer Kraut supper at their rooms opera House Block to Morrow evening. During the first week of october next there will be a gathering of the fireman of the state which promises to be the largest Ever seen in Philadelphia. It is expected that 12,000 firemen will be in line in the Parade set for the third Day of the meeting which will be the Twenty second convention of the firemen a association of the state of Pennsylvania. Charles Kinn has added a Pigeon Hole Pool table to hie Mill Street establishment. Gettysburg will soon be a thing of Beauty and a Joy forever. More paths for tourists Are to he Laid out on the Battlefield and if possible it is to be made handsomer than Ever. Remorse caused suicide. Joseph Watson who lived in Point township Northumberland county Between this City and Northumberland killed himself Early tuesday to Truing by shooting of the top of his head in the barn. About two years ago or. Watson acc Dently shot and killed his sister. Although he was exonerated from All blame for that Accident it has since preyed on his mind. When Bis people arose yesterday morning they found a note on the table saying that be could staud it to live no longer and that be had gone out to kill himself. Or. Watson waa forty eight years old and was highly respected in the Community where he lived. Death of an infant. Ellen the seven and one half Mouths old daughter of or. And mrs. Thomas Black died at their Home on Railroad Street monday morning. The Federal will he held this afternoon at two of clock from St. Josephus Church. In termed will be id the Catholic cemetery. A this country will never he entirely free until it supplies All of its own demands with its own vol. 40--no 4. Danville pa., thursday january 24, 1901. Established in 1855. Foot cot off by car wheels Robert Williams did Sot succeed in jumping on the train. Because of his inability to catch on a moving passenger train Robert Williams a Well known Young Man of this City will be crippled for life with his left foot Cut off just above the ankle. The Accident occurred at 5 45 of clock monday afternoon at Mooresburg. In company with haves Bedea and William Jones or. Williams went to Mooresburg monday morning to spend the Day. They intended to return Home on the Reading train due Here at 6 04 p. M. We Hen they heard the train coming the Young men were some distance from the station and they ran to catch it. Bedea and Jones were ahead. They went Down the Steps at the station and got on to the train just before it started. Or. Williams took a Shorter Cut so As to reach the track a Little ahead of the train. Seeing this or. Bedea said to the conductor a there he is let her the train started and was under Good headway when it reached the Point where or. Williams was running. Or. Jones was standing on the rear step of the smoking car and or. Bedea was on the step of the next car. As or. Williams tried to catch the platform Rod of the smoker he missed his hold and caught or. Jones overcoat instead. Or. Bedea caught his Friend by the shoulder and attempted to pull him onto the step. Or. Williams could not succeed in catching the Rod and he was too heavy for his friends to pull him up. He fell beneath the wheels so that two cars passed Over Bis left foot just above the ankle. His right leg not seriously. Messes. Jones and Bedea immediately jumped from the train picked up their Friend and telephoned for medical assistance. Drs. Curry and Shultz drove to Mooresburg. Or. Williams was soon brought in a Hack to i Someon Spruce Street and his leg was amputated a Little above where the wheels passed Over it. A Fine concert. A Large audience St the opera House Friday eve was delighted by the concert Given by the Katharine Ridgeway concert company one of the entertainments in the y. M. C. A. Star course. As an elocution St miss Ridgeway has few equals. Her Strong voice and Power of expression were Well shown in her interpretation of a the vow of a roman a and other humorous and serious sketches displayed her versatility in an excellent Mauner. Or. Bush a remarkable fingering delicate touch and expression at the piano formed a pleasing feature of the concert. U. S. Kerr and mrs. Viola c. Waterhouse the Bass and Soprano soloists Are musicians of exceptional ability. Their interpretation of several difficult selections displayed to Good advantage their expression and purity of tone while mrs waterhouse reached the higher registers with an ease and distinctness equalled by few artists. Death of John Sheehan. John Sheehan died yesterday morning at his Home on Ash Street. He was 22 years old and in company with Bis sister Bessie and brother William returned to this City from Scranton last june. The family lived in this City before they moved to Scranton. Last Spring two Sisters mar and Annie died within a few weeks of each other from consumption the disease from which he died. Miss Bessie now lies critically ill at the Ash Street Home. The brother and sister Are the Only survivors. The funeral will be held from St. Josephus Church on Friday morning at 9 of clock. Interment will be in the Catholic cemetery. Peter Roden discharged. Peter Roden who has been in jail for nearly eight weeks on a peace warrant sworn out by his sister was again arraigned before judge Little monday noon. The judge gave the Young Man a lecture told him to let intoxicating liquor alone in the future and advised All persons to refrain from Selling or giving any thing to the Young Man to drink. He then discharged Roden on his own recognizance and Promise to keep the peace for a year and to the costs of prosecution. Burned thirty years ago. Peter s. Moser was yesterday brought from Bis Home near Turbotville to the hotel of his brother Philip s. Moser for treatment for his leg. Over thirty years ago while a Small boy or. Mosery a ankle was burned while he was burning Brush. The injury has bothered him Ever since until a few weeks ago the foot was amputated above the ankle. It was supposed that the leg was Healing All right until a few Days ago it broke out again. Drs. Newbaker and Curry examined him yesterday. Contract was awarded. The contract for the new Chape and the addition to the main building of the holy family orphanage was yesterday awarded to contractor John Smith of Wilkes Barre. William Amesbury of Wilkes Barre a son of councilman w. 11 Amesbury is in this City representing or. Smith for whom he is Foreman. Or. Amesbury will have charge of the construction of these buildings. Winter teen wean hie overcoat. Considerable comment has been Cam de among those who have attended All sessions of the murder trial by the fact that to matter How warm it has been in the court room Boyd Winter teen throughout the trial wore hie heavy overcoat. Another mad dog was shot bitten by animal that was killed Over three weeks ago. Another of the dogs that were bitten by the mail dog on sunday december 30, has been killed by its owner because it showed signs of the rabies. And the actions of this animal tended to disprove the Well grounded belief that in cases of this kind hydrophobia develops within nine Days of the time an animal is bitten. Among the fifteen or Twenty dogs that were bitten Over three weeks ago were two belonging to Lloyd Lambersow who lives about a mile and a half below town along the canal. As soon As they were bitten or. Lamberson locked both of his dogs up and within a Day or two he killed one without wailing to take any risks of the development of the rabies. The other dog a Small Fox terrier he has since kept confined in a pen taking Good care of the animal but giving it no Opportunity to injure any one should hydrophobia develop. The dog appeared to be All right until a few Days ago when it began to act strangely. By monday morning the dog had Well developed symptoms of hydrophobia. It frothed at the Mouth and snapped at everything within reach and finally appeared Tobe suffering from lock jaw. Or. Lamberson accordingly killed the dog to put it out of its misery. Spent most of the Day in beading took a walk in the afternoon. The Wintersteen jury men spent sunday rather quietly. The judge gave them permission to attend Church at any place they might elect but James freeze and James Butler were indisposed during the morning and they did not attend Church. In the afternoon the two sick men Felt better and the jury went out for a walk around town accompanied by two officers. Books were secured for them at the Public Library on saturday evening and they spent most of the Day in Reading. The jury men Are being boarded at hotel Baldy but they have to refrain As far As possible from communication with the Public and under no conditions must they permit any one to speak to them concerning the Case being tried. In All their movements they Are accompanied by one of the two tips aves who were appointed to attend them at All times. Council did not meet. On account of a Lack of a quorum no meeting of the Borough Council was held Friday eve. The chairmen of the different committees were present however so that the following Bills were approved Watek department. Regular employes.$144.30 Sam. A. Mccoy. 20.00 employees on Annex. 05.10 John Christian. 4.20 John Keim. 31.25 j. H. Cole. 12.30 Curry amp Hannau. 5.08 d. L. Amp w. Freight. 5.50 Hoover Bros. 12.30 Danville Bessemer co. 101.24 Howe amp Polk. 7.43 Richard Vav. Eggert. 15.00 Babcock amp Wilcox co. 17.00 r. E. Gillaspy.15 Montour amp Columbia Tel. Co ____6 00 e. W. Peters. 55.75 Boron pm department. Regular officers. 82.50 regular employees. 11.00 s. J Wei liver. 1.45 a. C. Amesbury. 9.00 a popular auctioneer. Mcclellan Diehl of the firm of Cotner a Diehl and who is also a Well known auctioneer of Washimi Gronville has been in attendance at court for several Days. Or. Diehls services As an auctioneer Are greatly in demand for the Spring sales throughout this Section it was much enjoyed. The concert Given tuesday eve in the y. M. C. A. Hall by the Bloomsburg Normal school orchestra was attended by a Large and enthusiastic audience. The program was arranged with great care the numbers being selected to suit All tastes. The Well known overture a a Raymond by Ambroise Thomas was played for the opening and considering the Small orchestration was Well played eliciting much applause. Or. Bretou demonstrated his ability As a violin soloist in the playing of Sieniawski a a difficult a skin Aniak he possesses much technique and plays with finish and expression. The flute and clarinet duet by messes. Miller and Foulke was a most pleasing number and was loudly applauded. Or. Foulke is a son of b. F. Foulke of this City. Signorina Comba the Soprano Sang two selections. She possesses a natural Soprano voice which has been Well cultivated and she sings very effectively. Recommendations of the grand jury should be acted upon. Among the recommendations made by the grand jury in its report presented on thursday afternoon were two the need for which the general Public can Well appreciate. They were for repairing the roof of the River Bridge and to place Glass in the office doors in the court House so that the Hall will be better lighted. The need of the repairs to the Bridge is apparent to All. A few dollars saved by neglecting the Bridge roof would soon result in More serious trouble that would Cost hundreds of dollars to rectify. Any one who visits the court House easily recognizes the Wisdom of the second recommendation. The Hall is usually so dark that it is impossible to see to read the signs on the doors and on Cloudy Days it is necessary to feel to find the doors themselves. Personal paragraphs. Brief mention of the doings Olyou friends and acquaintances. Mrs. Charles Houghton of Sunbury is visiting her aunt mrs. John f. Kramer on Nassau Street. Mrs. David Louber of Elmira n. Y., is a guest at the Home of her father Michael Everett on Cooper Street. Mrs. William t. Zell of Coatesville is visiting her sister mrs. Jesse l. Beaver Pine Street. Mrs. John Henderson returned to Williamsport tuesday after a visit with her father Andrew Russel on lower Mulberry Street. Rev. C. B. Heller of Everett Bedford county is visiting at the Home of d. R. Williams Nassau Street. Mrs. William Covert of Germantown is visiting at the Home of her Nephew h. W. Wyant on East Mahoning Street. George Feuster Mayber returned to Philadelphia tuesday after a visit with Bis brother Peter Fenstermacher South Danville. Miss Lillian Haas returned to Harrisburg yesterday after a visit with her sister mrs. John Patton on lower Mulberry Street. Miss Olive Van Dyke left for Lew Isburg last evening after a visit with Danville friends. Assistant District attorney Samuel Clement or. And mrs. Thomas Richardson or. And mrs. J. E. Marsh mrs. Daniel Delong and Frank e. Delong All of Philadelphia will arrive tomorrow for a ten Days visit at the Blue Spring farm near Washingtonville. The Rev. Adolph Meyers was in Bloomsburg yesterday afternoon. The Rev. J. A. Huber returned from taster yesterday. And mrs Frank Pleim mrs. Will Iai. H and mrs. Edward Sainsbury attended the funeral of Clifford Hoy in Northumberland yesterday. Miss Sallie Byerly is visiting relatives in Shamokin. Mrs. C. P. Harder and daughter miss Blanche visited friends in Bloomsburg yesterday. Miss Millie harder left yesterday for Muskegon mich., after a visit at the Home of her Uncle Deputy Post master c. P. Harder. D. J. Rogers was in Sunbury yesterday. Thomas Elmes of roaring Creek attended court in this City yesterday. Thomas f. Wells of Scranton is a guest of his sister mrs. Vav. I. Steans on East Mahoning Street. Miss Blanche Halstead and m. L. Halstead Scranton were the guests of miss Agnes Pursel on Mowery Street yesterday. J. R. Mchenry of Benton transacted business in Danville yesterday. Fred Davis returned to Norristown yesterday after a visit with his parents or. And mrs. James b. Davis on East Market Street. Charles Mundara of Bloomsburg spent yesterday in Danville. Thomas Woods transacted business in Bloomsburg yesterday. J. F. Mccloughan returned yesterday from a trip to Elwin. Near Philadelphia. U. James transacted business in Sunbury yesterday. Elias Lyon was in Sunbury yesterday. Miss Anna Newberry left yesterday for Philadelphia. Charles Hershey spent yesterday in Sunbury. Frank Kline returned to Rohrsburg yesterday after a visit at the Home of mrs. P. B. Keeler East Market Street. Or. And mrs. M. B. Ikeler prof. Otto Ikeler and w. H. Ikeler of have been guests at the Home of livery Man Raymond Ikeler on East Market Street left yesterday for a visit with relatives in Rohrsburg. Miss Helen Deen spent last evening in Wilkes Barre. Mrs. J. K. Rote returned last evening from a visit in Philadelphia. Miss Ella Heckman returned to Chambersburg yesterday after a visit at the Home of j. B. Mccoy on West Market Street. The Rev. J. W. Bell and wife of Strawberry Ridge called on Dan ills friends yesterday. John Robbins of Washingtonville was in Danville yesterday. Henry Billmeyer of pottsgrove drove to Danville yesterday. Petition to asking that the anal shall not be abandoned. A petition containing the names of 51 Danville residents was yesterday be forwarded to Liverpool Perry county to be sent from there to the state legislature urging the authorities not to pass any Bill for the abandonment of the Pennsylvania canal and also urging the passage of another measure to compel the Pennsylvania canal and Railroad companies not to discriminate against boat traffic in favor of the Railroad. Such petitions were recently sent out from Liverpool to Points All along the line of the canal. They have been signed by hundreds of people who Are opposed to the closing of the old waterway the petition has been circulated in this City by a Well known canal Boatman. This petition is being circulated because canal men fear that a Bill will be introduced into the legislature in the interest of the canal company declaring the canal closed. It is claimed that inasmuch As the canal was constructed As a Public waterway it cannot be closed without such legislation. The petition sets Forth that the Pennsylvania canal and Railroad companies have for years been discriminating against Boatmen in order that the canal May not so that it can be abandoned. It is further claimed that without such discrimination the canal would still . The legislature is accordingly asked to pass a Bill compelling the companies not to make this discrimination. As far As the Boatmen Are aware no Bill has been introduced for the abandonment of the Cal but they fear that such a Bill will come at this session. One reason for this belief is that it is understood that just before navigation closed two months ago All Section foremen and lock keepers in the employ of the canal company were notified that As soon As navigation closed for this Winter it would be to their interest to seek some other permanent employment. One Boatman in this City said yesterday that it is the general belief among Boatmen that water will be turned into the canal in the Spring but that it will be largely a matter of form to comply with the charter and that practically no boating will be done next season. Ii in the of meted of killing superintendent in l Fisher. Sixth ballot. At first the jury stood two tor first and Fito for second degree murder and five for acquittal. A a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a we find the prisoner Boyd Winter Steen guilty of voluntary manslaughter. 11 the above was the verdict in the Case of Boyd Wintersteen handed in by the jury at 9 45 of clock last evening after having been out just six hours. To recommended slight improvements county buildings and property. During thursday afternoons session of court the members of the grand jury presented their report and were discharged by the court. The report stated that the jury had found fourteen True Hills in criminal cases and that the members of the jury have examined All of the county buildings and property on account of which they made the following recommendations a new coat of paint tor the court House roof paint and paper for the grand j Ury room of the court House transoms with opaque Glass Over the office doors leading into the lower Hall of the court House in order that the Hall maybe better lighted an additional Telephone for the court House to be placed in the prothonotary a a office slight repairs to the doors and Walls of the jail funeral of mrs. George Zehnder. Or. And mrs. Jesse l. Beaver monday attended the funeral of mrs. George Zehnder which was held from her Home in Berwick. Mrs. Zehnder died on saturday morning aged forty three years. Interment was at Berwick. She was the daughter of the late Egbert Thompson and was born and spent her Early life in Danville where Ahe had Many friends. 8be was a sister of mrs. Beaver and of mrs. William t. Zell of Coatesville. She is survived by her husband and three daughters Mildred Bernice and Hazel. Death of mrs. Isaac Hoffman. Mrs. Isaac Hoffman died tuesday morning at 1 15 o clock at her Home in South Danville. She was seventy two years old. She is survived by her husband and two daughters mrs. Oscar Shultz of Danville and mrs. James Carr of Kipp s run. The funeral will be held trom the House on thursday afternoon at two of clock. Interment will be in it. Vernon cemetery. Annual banquet. The annual installation and banquet of Lotus conclave no. 127, order of Hept Sophs waa held thursday eve. The officers were installed in the Lodge rooms by District Deputy supreme Archon a. M. Peters. At nine of clock the Lodge adjourned to the armory where two Long tables were tastefully arranged by caterer w. Fred Jacobs. About eighty members of the Lodge and guests enjoyed the banquet which included All manner of Good things irom roast Turkey to cigars with Esca loped oysters celery potatoes fruit cake and ice Cream As incidentals along the line of March. The officers installed were past Archon Gilbert Voris Archon John Kilgus prelate a. W. Zaner Secretary c. G. Cloud flu Ancier w. L. Mcclure treasurer a. M. Gearhart inspector George w. Steinmiller Warden John Henrie . E. Richard trustees George Maiers j. M. I Laud and w. O. Green. H. A. Kissinger jr., j. C. Kennedy w. H. Bucher j. J. Kelly and Oscar Foust of the West Branch conclave of Milton were present. Salesmen Are Busy. The business at the Montour House last week was close to a record breaker and with the exception of judge Little and court stenographer Vanderslice who took their dinners at the Bouse none of it was due to the session of court. It was almost entirely due to the Large number of travelling men who have started out after the inventory period. Over 200 arrivals were recorded on the hotel Register. Another encouraging feature was that most of the commercial salesmen report business As being very Good. Several nights it was necessary to turn people away from the House because every room was occupied. Throughout last evening the one question asked on All sides was a what will the verdict be a the Bell had not ceased to ring announcing that a verdict had been reached until people running from every direction were Rushing into the court room and before court was called the room was crowded. Standing room was the Only thing thought of All that could standing on seats or the backs of seats. When Wintersteen was brought into court he looked anxious casting nervous glances on All sides and pulling at his Mustache according to his custom. As judge Little directed prothonotary Miller to a take the verdict of the a hush fell throughout the room and Only anxious breathing was to be heard while the verdict was being entered by the court. As soon As the verdict was announced attorney e. S. Gearhart turned and Shook hands with and congratulated his client. Several of his friends came up and Shook hands with Wintersteen. Tears came to his eyes and he sat until led Back to jail like one dazed. Or. Gearhart made a motion for a stay of judgment pending the filing of reasons for a new trial. The penalty for the crime of which Wintersteen stands convicted is solitary and separate confinement at hard labor for not to exceed twelve years and a Fine of not to exceed $1,000. Court was adjourned until Friday morning. After the adjournment it was Learned that the jury took six ballots during the six hours that they were out. On the first ballot the vote stood two for murder in the first degree five for murder in the second degree and five for acquittal. During the next five ballots different changes were made As the jury gradually worked together for a Compromise on voluntary manslaughter. The summing to Jap. Or. Price was burned. Postmaster Thomas j. Price was burned about the face on saturday evening by the explosion of hot Metal at the structural tubing works. Repairs were being made to an engine and or. Price stood near As some hot Babbitt Metal was poured in. A slight dampness which had not been noticed caused an explosion. Although the injury was painful it was not serious. Tuesday 8 proceedings. The Public which supposed that the Wintersteen murder trial had been adjourned until tuesday afternoon or wednesday to. Big was Surprise at 9 30 of clock tuesday morning when the ringing of the court House Bell announced that the court was ready for the summing up of the attorneys. The audience for the morning session was the smallest since the trial began there being Many vacant seats in the court room. Soon after court convened Hon. H. M. Hinckley began his so Leech for the defense talking for a Little Over an hour. He was followed by e. S. Gearhart esq., who had not completed his plea at noon. Both of them made Strong pleas urging particularly that the evidence introduced had failed to Warant a verdict of murder in the first degree and that the verdict should be for manslaughter unless the evidence to show self defense had been Strong enough to warrant acquittal. Judge Hinkley claimed that the Commonwealth had failed entirely to make out a Case of deliberate murder and that the claims made at the beginning of the trial that threats were made against the life of or. Fisher had not been substantiated by the testimony. He said that the statements of Wintersteen that there would a be the biggest time on j. K. Bennett a farm that there Ever was simply meant the time that would be caused by revelations of irregularities on the part of Fisher Aud Strouse when mrs. Bennett should learn of them. The threats to a get even with them judge Hinckley claimed referred to the same intention to Tell mrs. Bennett about what was going on. Judge Hinckley further claimed that there was a plot on the part of the other employees of the Bennett farms to secure Wintersteen a discharge lie cause they were jealous of the fact that he was More industrious and faithful than they. The defense has no intent said judge Hinckley to excuse the crime on the grounds of drunkenness hut evidence in regard to that was introduced simply to show the mental condition of the Man after his prolonged Debauch. He claimed that Wintersteen bought the revolver simply to defend himself from St Rouse w to had already attempted to commit a violent assault on the defend ant and not with any to bought of committing murder. This fact he said was Corrol rated by the employees at the farm who testified for the prosecution that when they saw Wintersteen come to sir Onset a House they left the Field and started for the House because they sex Iee Ted that there would he Trou ble. Judge Hinckley claimed that the conditions of both Winter Steany a heart Job printing the office of the american using furnished with a Large assortment of Job letter and fancy Type and Job material generally the publisher announces to the Public that he is prepared at All times to execute in the neatest manner Job printing ofal kinds and desorption. Jug of Quot get our prices before place your orders. And mind precluded any idea of deliberate murder. A if he intended to kill Fisher a inquired judge Hinckley a Why did he go about it so publicly when he could have done it quietly without fear of being seen by any one he also could have got away instead of giving himself up As he did. It seems to me that your Only difficulty will lie to determine Between a verdict of manslaughter and acquittal. It is a question whether the shooting was justified or whether Wintersteen used More Force than was right in trying As he supposed to defend his or. Gearhart in referring to the threats that it has been claimed win Tersteeg made said that the statement that a there would be the biggest time that there Ever was on John k. Ken Nett a farm a might mean Many things concerning that place which is used to a big times a but that the statement bore no signs of vindictiveness. In regard to the Purchase of the revolver he said that Wintersteen simply bought the revolver to protect himself for if he had wanted to murder Martin Fisher he could have done it on the Street some dark night with a Billy or Black Jack without leaving any convicting evidence of the crime. A for if he wanted to murder or. Fisher a continued or. Gearhart a Why did no the stay in the Woods to wait for him instead of meeting the superintendent in the the attorney claimed that All facts proved the truthfulness of Winter Ste eur statements in regard to the shooting to which there is no other living witness. He said that if or. Fisher had not made the move toward i hip pocket which Wintersteen claimed that he did the Bullet would have taken a different course through the body Han it did. He also pointed out that a had or. Fisher continued to sit with his left hand on the Carriage Bow As he did when the defendant first stopped him the Bullet must necessarily have gone through the Large sleeve of the Linen duster that or. Fisher wore but the fact that there was no such Mark on the duster proved that or. Fisher must have moved his Arm in the manner that the defendant claims he did. Or. Gearhart said that he did not for a minute mean to claim that Wintersteen was insane but that his Debauch had left him so mentally unbalanced that he was unaccountable for his acts. In regard to the statements that or. Fisher was unarmed and that Wintersteen need nut have feared a movement toward the hip pocket or. Gearhart said that while the to gilded Man was driving up the Road after he was shot he might have thrown away a whole United states Arsenal had he had it about him and no search has Ever Lieen made tor any revolver that he might have thrown away at that time. The two claims made by the defense said or. Gearhart in conclusion Are that the defendant was mentally incapable of having committed a deliberate murder and secondly that the shooting that did occur was simply done As he supposed in self defense. At 1 30 of clock when court convened Only associate judge Thompson was on the Bench. He announced that presiding judge Little was too ill to attend court and an adjournment was accordingly taken until 9 30 of clock this morning. One of the largest audiences that has been present during the trial had crowded into every Inch of available space in the court room to listen to the concluding speeches the charge of the judge and witness the concluding incidents of the trial. Judge Little has not Felt Well throughout the entire term but his illness took a More serious turn tuesday noon. He is suffering from a form of the grip. Or. Thompson who attended him at the Montour House said that he thinks the judge will be Able to preside when court convenes this morning. Wednesdays proceedings. The court room was crowded when Couit convened at 1 30 of clock wednesday afternoon. Judge Little with associates Thompson and Blee were on the Bench. J Edge Little looked better than he has tor most of the time since the beginning of this session of the court. Edward Sayre Gearhart who had not completed Bis plea when court adjourned at noon on tuesday continued his speech talking until two of clock. A murmur ran through the courtroom As or. Scarlet arose to make the concluding argument in the Case. On the table at his Side were the revolver with which the shooting was done and the Box containing the clothes worn by or. Fisher when he was shot. Continued on fourth Page

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