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THE EVENING WORLD, TUESDAY, DECEMBER ID, 1919.
SLEW MAN FOR $4,
BOY OF EIGHTEEN
I BOASTS TO JURY
rtce Enough, He Says, for
Murder of Victim He Nev
er Saw Before.
HTRED ON THE STREET.
Gladly Took Pittance to Settle
Grudge of Spence, Ejected
From Larsen Flat
artvelled ul ptUM from yeare In
prison, an eighteen-year-old boy nl Hi
the witness chair beatae 'Judge Melons
la th- Court of Oeneral Sessions lo-dv
nil tohl. coldly aiK with youthful
prUfir, how he had slain a man na
s4 never seen before. Th pries of the
.Bwasslnatlon was $4.
Th murderer cant hi etilfly. beady
.yea at Frsderluk Hpenoe. who waa M
Vial for murder, at tie told hla (lory.
rheT waa hatred In hit eyes, engen
Aered by tha fact that h waa caught
nil that ha muat aarva twenty year
to CIng flint for manslatightsr In the
flrat decraa. That la the sentence Judge
Roaalaky will pronounce on (be youth,
Themes Oannon, In January.
Tbe wildcat atorloa of Aiwctte Hf m
Parte or the deaperate doing of tha
"A Venue Boy'- of Jeok Zellg can hard.
1 rival the alory diminutive Tre.ma
Gannon told to the Jar ta-day. fill I
language waa the vernacular of the I
east aide, where slang and oath ndd
expressiveness to speech.
TELLS HOW HE KILLED VICTIM
"Tea. I killed thia guy Curls (Christo
pher' Larsen," he aall, "because 8penv
Kama 14 to do It." he told the Jury.
'You aee, It waa thia way. HOence, 1
e waa a bark rep In Third avenue near .
Twenly-nlnt street. He ha a aldrt.
Mary Mickey, that ne'e bee eovln' a I
long time. Mary threw him down and
wait to live with the Larsens That
era lahat eausaa the trouble."
Iairaen. hla wife and three- moot he-old
aaby lived In a top floor flat at No. IM
Baet fortieth atreet. Careen wae need
rigger for the Bdlaon Company, a hard
working, atnady-rolnc man. Maroh
waa Mary Marker's birthday, and
the Larsen cave tier a party, to which
all their frlende were Invited.
Spence wae the only one omitted,.
When the feetivlUee were at their
eight, Spence knooked on the door and
demanded permlaaloa ta aaa Mlaa
Maeetey. The girl appealed to her hoat.
Lareon. who threw Spence down stairs.
"Wall." continued Uannon to rho Jury.
I Wa etandln' on tha corner near the
Bow whan Spence came alone. He
Baked If I wanted to nuke a place of
glare- I told him I AM. if I didn't
Bare to work Wo hard. lie gl ma
m gun and telle me u go up to Lr
aan'e flat and 'clean up that damned
T want up the eteas and knocked at
fha daor. Laraen cornea out and 1 aayi
to Mm: 'What been the treabli. up jera
with 70U and Bpenoef. i.lglg tella me
en ound my own buatneae and take a
gtep toward ma. Then 1 let him have
It and broke and rug. I didn't shoot
lata but once."
Once waa enough. 1 1 karasn. hot
through too heart, staggsred baok int.
the crowded flat and airuggtfd toward 1
get oot where hla ohlllvwaa Bleeping.
Ma fell aeroae tha tiny bed. hla erme
a tat retched to hla baby. The white
taeed group lathered about him and
turned him over. They thought he waa
only unoonadoua. Dr. Ivey, from Bella- 1
vue Hospital, declared he died aim .at
PftrCC WAe) ENOUGH FOR KILL
ING SUCH A VICTIM.
"After tha abootln'." want en Oanaon,
with no abow of amotion. "1 run down
the atep. atlckln' the gun In my pocket.
I meet Bpenoo over la Third avenue
and he handa m ft and gays 'that'
for hlllln' a : I kept
the run. Thst's all I got for klllln'
Had roil ever een T.srssf before?"
aakrd Assistant Iltrlct-Attomey C. C.
"Nawj I never seen tilm before, but
.pence told me what he looked Hke."
waa the astounding reply.
Spent1 waa Mfagtgj that aame night,
but there tM no evWence to connect
him with Uie murder. aVJimi!-. It waa
known he had called at the bersen
flat and bad been ejected. He Be dire
hla rcieeee from the Torabe on a writ
of bghgaa corpua, whkh the ntetrlet
Attorney's office !? not oppnaa be
cntis at then time It could mi. ;-"ir
I,1T Onnnon waa arreatejd. Daring
he trial of Polios Lieutenant Backer
(ha aoptaWtoated child appeared as a
witness for the defense, trying to offaet
conversation overheard ta the Tomha
between Peofcer end some of htn strong
arm snmvd. HIb teatlniour km
peaohed by ttie flat.
When yotma Uannon waa arraigned
for trial before Jtetge MosaUky, hi
eonnael offered a plea of guilty of man
slaughter in the first degree. The plea
waa aorepted on condition that he tell
the truth Before Assistant Dlatrtct-
Atlorney Vott. Judge II-. lk v and hi
own father Oannon confessed. Spent
waa re-arraated, Indicted and pieced on
Dfttitim will be sentenced net month
Reran he haa served a long term In
Che Birntra Reformatory for a burglary
he cannot reoelve an Indeterminate
ecntene He rniwrt reoelve a twenty
The r1i..t- will not accept a pie, from
pence. It Oemanns .1.2? hta man of
hlrty-flv years, who I charged with
Inciting a boy to imird-r. m-iet go to
N STRIKE RIOT
NEAR FORT LEE 1
I wo Hundred Italian Coal
Handlers Fight Police at
Erie Railroad Dock.
1 of n club.
i The detectives made no effort to pur
sue the strikers further but. pli-kltig up
1 Uie two wounded men, retreated to
i within the gates. There It was found
'that Hie detective was badlv wounded
The milli t had entered ih Is ft ear and.
iinnglng downward, had lodged against
I 1'ie spin. Partington is partially para-
I I vied.
A eprdal engine atur.hd to a coacn
ok Parrlngton and Mian a tP
peed to Haokenaack, to the naaTreBt
Uahls hospital. Thers surgeons
ni-obed immedlatery for the millet In the
deii -live neok and braugJit H out, but
tha wounded man waa In such a wsak
ened condition that they feared ha
wotdd die. Mtah auffered nothing more
aeeioua than a aptH acalp.
Meanwhile tha railroad company had
sent an krgent telephone oall to Sheriff
r'onklln at Hakcnaaok, within whose
halllnrltc HhadysMs Is, and deputies
v. rue Bent to the scene of the trinr'.ile.
The coal docks were closed temporarily,
Thomas Parrtngtrir), n Kris Railroad
detective, waa shot and probably fa
tally wounded sarly to-day when a sud
den riot atsrted among the 310 strik
ing Italian coal handlers at the Egg
quehanna and Wsstern Knllroad coal
docks at 8hadyalds, the railroad ter
minal on the Jersey shore, opposite
Ntnety-nlrth atrewt, Manlia'tan, Mchsc1
iMlah, a 1ar..res-. was hit on the head
with a cluh and was hurried with the
wounded detective on s special train
to the Hackensnok Hospital.
Ths strlks of the ooal handlera upon
! the refusal of their demands for an
inrre.. 'nv from 12 to X cents an
hour began at 7 o inuctt h,s morning.
The men refuard to go to work mi
gathered nutslde th OOgl docks In a
threatening erowd. The llrle ltalli i d,
owner f the Htisouehanna end West
srn, fearing trouble, had sent several
I detectives from Jersey ('lt.v and
Police Honor lei em sator.
Vincent Aator was elected Uun night
an honorary member of the Lg1on of
Honor of the Poll -e Department, to tske
the place of his father, Col. Aator. He
wo proposed by Sergsant Daniel Po
garty of the Bast Pifty-flrst street sta
tion at the regular monhhly meeting
t Pollre Headquartera, and waa unani
mously elected. There are but four
other honorary mamhera Philip Rhlns
lander. R. A. ('. Smith, Ui llev. Pranola
p. HulHvan and Police t'ommlsstoner
LA FARGE MYSTERY
REVIVED IN FRANCE
Noted Men Join to Have Court
Reopen Case of Woman
Convicted of Poisoning.
Tramps aj-e thought to have sot fire
to an unoccupied slnblc nt one Kttlt
ureu aim . i , .. . .. i... .... i ,J.,.. ,,.. .,, vi
avnus sarly lo-day. The building wae j mlwk,n kbg Ksns of the threatened
owned by Thomas Ward and there waa j disorder.
a conaldenthle quantity or hay in the it waa when th detective, assisted
loft Tha lire was visible for a long by a few loyal employeea. charged 'h
distance, being at a high point and a I cowd In front of the gates In sit cf
largc crowd, many In aiitoinohtlea. gath- fort to dlaperae It that a shot wa flrd
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