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I Woman Feels Confident
Lawyer Argues That Trial
Was Not One for Im
morality. If the Defendant Did "Wrong, the
Man, and Not She, Was to
Blamo for It.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21. Judge Vernon I
Hj' M. Davis did not deliver his charge to
the jury in the trial of Nan Patterson,
H the former actress, tonight, but sent
H the jurymen home to rest after a day
spent in listening- to the arguments of
H counsel. It had been expected that
the case would go to the Jury before C
HJ o'clock, but Judge Davis put his charge
H! over until tomorrow.
Hj Abraham Levy, chief counsel for the
Hj defendant, occupied the time of the
H morninjr session with his argument,
and Assistant District Attorney Rand
took up the afternoon with his speech,
H Doth addresses were impassioned and
Bl eloquent. Mr. Levy swayed Ills llsten
Hj era to tears at times by his referencea
to his client and the home comlnc In
Washington which he anticipated.
He That Is Without Sin.
Placing a bible on the railing in front
of the Jurors, Mr. Lcvyread the eighth
chanter of the gosnel of St. John. He
laid particulars emphasis on the sen
tence: "He that Is without sin among
Hj you, let him cast the first stone," and
then he said to the jurors:
"Will you say to her who sits before
you here, In the words of Him who
spoke at that time, 'Woman, go and
sin no more?'
"With the happiness bt your own
home before you and with the Joy of
the Christmas festival in anticipation,
are you going to condemn this young
"Do not send her to her doom now,
when the entire world is rejoicing. She
sits abandoned by all except that old
man, hex aged father. I leave her in
your hands, conlldcnt that you will
acquit her and restore her to her de
voted old father at a time when cvery
thing proclaims peace on earth, good
will to men. I ask that you allow her
to take him home to the aged wife and
mother who awaits them and give her
a chance to live a new life with them
in her home."
Pitilessly Condemned Her.
Mr. Rand's argument was a severe
arraignment of Miss Patterson, and
when the prosecutor pitilessly con
demned the woman as the murderer of
the bookmaker, Caesar Young, she
quailed under his invective.
! ''Actress. stony-hearted, cruel-
mouthed avenger that she Is, the story
Hj she told, the manner of telling it, ought
H. not to be convincing to a child.
"Every action proclaims her guilt.
Never yet was there a murderer who
was not anxious to testify, believing
Hj that his storjvcould prove convincing
to the jury," thundered the prosecutor.
In detail he held up her character to
the Jury and asked If a. woman like her
was able to have any love other than
that of the "beast." "The beast In the
woman called to the man, and the
beast In the. man answered," he said.
Counsel Not Spared.
M,lsa Patterson's counsel was not
spared by Mr.'' Rand, who, after saying
that the defendant's testimony had been
typewritten and learned by heart,
H "There are those among her defenders
1 who are capable of preparing testimony
which they know to be false. I name no
names, and I stand ready to prove what
I say if there is any question raised on
1 that statemcnL"
1 J. Mbrgan Smitli and his wife were
j denounced by the lawyer. Most lmpres-
sive was Rand's attempt to show the
jury that Young could not have shot
himself. The skeleton, which had al
1 ready appearod during the trial, was
brought forward, and the attorney went
over the details of the entrance of the
1 bullet and the direction it took after en-
tering Young's body. During this re
cita.1 Mies Patterson covered her face
1 with her gloved handa
Used the Revolver.
Hl; Mr. Rand used tne revolver with
which Young was killed to prove that In
1 no position could it have been held by
jj Young to Inflict the wound that caused
his death. Facing the jury, with the
Hj pistol in his outstretched hand, the
"Gentlemen, I will give you this re
voiver to. take Into the Jury room, and
if any man among you can hold It as
the defense's theory of suicide would re
qulro you to hold it in order to Inflict
this, wound and then pull the trigger, I
ivill consent to your sotting this de
fendant free on the spot."
j The remainder of the speech was
plven over to controverting the testi
moiiy of the defense.
After Mr. Rand's speech, Mr. Dew
"That was the most wonderful advo
cacy of any cause, the most masterful
speech that I have ever heard In crlm
J lnal case in the courts of twenty-five
KV years. In spite of that. I am confident
that Miss Patterson will be acquitted "
i PLEADING- TO THE JURY.
Closing Arguments' of Counsel for
Prosecution and Defense.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21 Before another
day Nan Patterson will probably know
whether her long-cherished desire to
spend the Christmas holidays with her
invalid mother at Washington will be
realized or whether she will be doomed
to return to her cell a convicted murderess.
end when Fels-Naptha cuts wash
day in half saves back, hands,
B K-l-NapUi f Thlladalphla
After more than six months of wait
ing she has sesn the whole' story of her
life with Caesar Young, with itB tragic
ending, laid bare before a Jury, and ty
day she walled for the words from thorn
which will mean life or death to her.
That she was supremely confident of
the outcome there seemed no doubt, as
was apparent from her own words.
Confident of Acquittal.
"I feel sure that the Jury bollcvcs my
story." she said, "and no matter what
Mr Rand mys In regard to It, It' will
still be convinced of my Innocence. I
know, of course, that such things arc
awfully uncertain, but I feel that I will
be acquitted within a brief time after
the Jury adjourns to deliberate."
The appearance of the courtroom
when Justice Davis took his seat on the
bench today wan In marked contrast to
that of yesterday and the day before.
Not more than half the seats were oc
Mr. Unger of counsel for the defense
renewed his motion for Justice Davis to
order the acquittal of Miss Patterson
without further proceedings, btft the
court denied the motion and directed
counsel to- proceed with the arguments.
Mr. Levy then began the closing ad
dress to the Jury for the defense.
Not Tried for Immorality.
Mr. Levy Impressed upon the Jury the
fact that Miss Patterson was not being
tried for Immorality. No woman be
comes bad because of innate depravity,
he said. She becomes bad because of
the incentives of man and the weak
ness of her nature. If a man takes his
life because of love, of her why punish
her? If her soul were as bltfck as the
gates of hell she was nevertheless en
titled under the law to as fair treat
ment as If she were the sweetest and
"You cannot brintr back the dead."
said Mr. Levy, "but if Caesar Young
were here today I think ho would
speak a few words for this poor girl
he has mado his plaything.
Did Not Pursue Young.
Mr. Levy declared that every effort
of the prosecution had failed to sustain
the charge that Miss Patterson pursued
and threatened to separate Young from
his wife. All the evidence tended to
prove that Just the contrary was true,
showing at all times Young's persistent
and unfailing admiration.
Referring to the part of Miss Patter
son's sister and brother-in-law have
had In the case, the attorney said:
"I am not responsible for Julia or her
disreputable husband and I would to
God that I could have brought them
here. What may or may not have
prompted Julia to write the letter
which has appeared in this trial I. do
not know. I don't know 'if it may not
be that, hiding behind this defendant,
Morgan Smith or his wife were at
tempting to blackmail the deceased.
There is no evidence connecting the de
fendant with the lerler or showing that
sdie knew of its contents or whether or
not it had been sent."
He argued that the whole case of the
prosecution was constructed of the
most flimsy material and that this, if
nothing more should raise a doubt in
the minds of the Jurors.
No Motive for Murder.
Mr. Levy claimed that tho prosecution
had failed utterly in its attompt 10 show
that Miss Patterson had any motive to
take Young's life. On tho other hand, It
had shown that she had every reason to
want him to live. He supplied her plenti
fully with money, Insuring her a flfo of
ease and affluence, and she loved him.
At tho same tlmo all tho evidence went
to show that Young was a man 6f many
moods and that he had consumed largo
quantities of liquor within a few hours
previous to tho tragedy.
Was it not possible, ho asked, that
Young, with his excitable nature, might
have acted hastily when ho learned that
Miss Patterson had decided not to keep
her promise to moot him In Europe. Tho
prosecution failed at a vital point In Its
case, ho declared, in not being able to
provo that Miss Patterson had a revolver.
He maintained that it had been proved
conclusively that she had no pistol and
euggested that the man who purchased
the weapon at Stern's pawnshop might
have boon Young's brothor-ln-law, Luce,
and that tho pistol might havo been given
Young by Luce when he saw him Just be
fore the fatal cab ride began.
Experts Testify for Pay.
Tho testimony of expert witnesses who
appeared beforo tho Jury might be dis
missed with tho statement: "Expert tes
timony is no better than your own com
mon sonsc. Wo get exports to testify
tithcr one way or the other They tcstiry
only for the side that pays them."
Sir. Levy read from the Blblo tho story
of the meeting of Jesus and Mary Mag
dalene, concluding with Christ's words to
the woman, "Go and sin no more."
Then, pointing to the defendant, ho said
to the Jury:
"Do not send hor to her doom now when
tho entire world Is rejoicing. See. sho
sits there abandoned by all except that
old man, her aged father. I leave he? In
your hands; confident that you will acquit
her and restore her to her devoted old
father at a tlmo when evorything pro
claims 'peace on earth, good will to men.'
I ask that you allow her to tako him
homo to tho aged wife and mother, who
awaits them, and give her a chanco to
live a new Ufo with them In her home."
Jury Should Not Be Influenced..
The court-room was filled this after
noon when Assistant District Attorney
Rand began his closing argument. Mr
Rand began by complimenting Mr. Levy
on his plea for his client, saying- "If
wo did not llston to It with acqulesconce
we did at least with respect." He warned
tho Jury, however, that they should not
be Influenced by tho plea for sympathy
to which tho counsel for tho defense had
been driven by the Insurmountable wall
of evidence which confronted him
After Informing tho Jury that the proeo
1 cutlon and the defenso agreed that either
Young killed himself or was killed by tho
defendant. h3 attempted to show that tho
sulcldo or accident theory had been dis
proved. In this connection the headless
and legless skeleton which has figured
In the case was again brought beforo the.
Mr. Rand insisted that nothing more
than the testimony of Pawnbroker Stern
was needed to prove that Young was tho
victim of a premeditated murder. Tho de
fendant's counsel agreed, he sold, that tho
gun was purchased for tho purpose of
killing Caesar Young, making It clear be
yond a doubt that the killing was delib
erate and prcmodltated.
Young- Never Carried Revolver.
Ho maintained that the defense had
proved by competent witnesses that
Young never carried a rovolvor and that
he had no revolver the day ho was killed
That, he said, would destroy the suicide
theory. The testimony of oxportn, which
was mado licht of by Mr. Levy was
warmly defended by Mr. Rand. Ho in
sisted that men who had boon trained In
certain lines wero more compctont to tes
tify regarding thoso certain things than
uno who had no special knowlodgo of tho
Thereforo the testimony of Dr. Phelps
the expert on gunshot wounds, should
bo accepted at Its full value. The testi
mony, said he, proved that Young could
not havo held the revolver In a position
to make such a wound as caused his
death. He declared also that all tho con
ditions Avero opposed to tho suicide the
ory. A mnn-contemplatlng such an act usual
ly Is moroso, while loung that mornlnc
had every reason for an exactly opposite
feeling. Ho had Just shaken from his
shoulders a burden which ho had carried
for a year or more.
In referring to the appearance of Mls3
Patterson on the witness stand and tho
fctory told by her In her own defense,
Mr. Rand mado a bitter attack on tho op
posing counsel, charging that her testi
mony had been prepared in typewritten
fcrm and fully rohcarsed beforo sho was
"1 don't want to say anything about my'
brothers In tho profession," ho said, but
I will Bay there arc th'oso among her
I defenders who aro capable preparing
Half-Crazed by Successful Evasion
of Them by Kingdon
NEW YORK, Dec. 21. No action will
bo taken by tho Columbia university nu
thorltlos In tho case of Kingdon Gould
the freshman student who yesterday
thwarted the purpowo of fivo sophomores
who sought to kidnap him. by shooting a
rovolvor over their heads Secretary
Kcppcl said ho could sco no reason why
tho university authorities should tako
any action. Tho occurrence took placo
outside tho university grounds and was
really out of their. Jurisdiction.
Indlctiutlon at the action of Kingdon
Gould and tho desire to secure a inrsc
contingent of freshmen for tho sopho
more dinner tonight was tho causo of u
remarkable display of Intorelass animos
ity at Columbia university today. Ovor
3W freshmen and sophomores engaged in
a llrco street battle around the subway
station at Broadway and One Hundred
and Sixteenth strtot.
Younir Gould himself did not appear at
college today but' tho sophomores wero
determined to tako revenge for nls ac
tion yesterday. A number of freshmen,
nttomptlng lo spirit away President Hol
bert of the first year class In tho sclonccs,
wore Intercepted by tho wnltlng sopho
morcn at tho Ono Hundred and Sixteenth
Htrnct subway station, and tho light
rapidly centered about there. Surface
trafllc was stopped for ever an hour and
tho subway station wrecked. Its glass
doers bclnir demolished. Holbcrt finally
epeaped from tho crowd and boarded a-down-town
subwny train, but tho fight
Tho freshmen woro lod by P. Vonsaltza,
a 200-pound Swedish student who bowled
over dozons of sophomores beforo ho
was himself overcome by force of num
bers and rendered unconscloun- Many
other men on both sides woro hurt In tho
some way, but no serious results wero re
ported. Aftor several hours of continuous
lighting tho affray was abandoned by mu
tual consent to bo resumed aftor lectures
Inter In the day.
Police Captain Nally was ordorod today
to Investigate the shooting by Kingdon
Police Commissioner McAdoo said-
"I must tnko cognizance of this caso.
Young Gould has no more right to carry
a pistol without a permit than any ono
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ODD TALE BY SHOPLIFTER.
Goods Given to Her by Woman Clerk,
and Sho Sold Them.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21. In the Jeffer
son Market court Mrs. Clara J. Hlb
bler Cook, aged 41, of No. 1737 Wash
ington street, was charged with .having
stolen a Persian lamb coat, a shirt
valst, three dozen pairs of silk mit
tens, two dozen neckties, one dozen
towels and a cut glass bottle.
Mrs. Cook comes from Ohio and
claims to be a cousin of the late Wil
liam McKlnley. Jler husband. John
Cook, told a strange slory of peculiar
Influence exerted over his wife by a girl
named Somers. According to his story
his wife had been acting strangely
for three months; in fact, ever since
she met tlve girl,
Mrs. Cook said Miss Somcrs worked
in a department store, never staying in
one store over a week at a time. She
passed the goods over the counter to
her, Mrs. Cook, and ordered her to sell
them. Mrs. Cook said she was unable
to refuse for somo unknown reason, and
has sold goods given her by the Som
mcrs girl all over the city. She had
turned the proceeds ovor to Miss Som
mers, keeping only a small commission.
The police were " Inclined to believe
the peculiar tale and Mrs. Cook was
held for an examination Tuesday while
the detectives seek her strange friend.
Cook was unable to furnish ball, but
said he had lots of friends in the city
who could help him, although he hesi
tated to ask their aid because of the
charge against his wife.
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Tickets good for stopover.
FIFTEEN FAMILIES RESCUED
Fire in Columbus, 0., Destroyed
S150,000 in Property.
COLUMBUS. Ohio. Dec. 21.-Fire today
In High street, In tho business district,
caused a loss of $150,000, destroying tho
Mlthoff building and the stores of Krauss,
Butler & Co., ono of the largest carpet
rug firms in Ohio, and the Wheeler gro
cery. Krauss, Butler & Benham suffered
the heaviest loss. $100,000. Five firemen
were injured, none seriously, by the ex
plosion of gas In the Mlthoff building.
Tho three upper floors of the Mlthoff
building contained fifteen families, but all
testimony which they know to bo false.
I name no names and I stand ready to
prove what I say if thoro Is any question
raised on that statement."
Miss Patterson's story, he declared, was
a complete failure from tho point of vlow
of the dofenso.
"Even she, clover actress as she Is.
atony hearted, cool, masked avenger,"
said he. "could not convince a child of
the truth of her narrative."
Ho pointed out In her story what ho
claimed to bo numerous Inconsistencies,
and charged that tho whole thing was
built up for her in a clover manner from
tho pnoplo's case. This story, however,
enliroly lacked corroboration. Many of
tho important points could have been
proved by J Morgan Smith, tho defend
ant's brothor-ln-law, yet ho had not been
produced. This was due, ho declared to
tho fact that the defense did not dare
bring him forward for then the prosecu
tion would provo the claim It has made
all along and still Insists Is true that
Smith purchased the revolver with which
Young was killed.
Mr. Rand conoluded his argumont at
5:20 p. m. and Justice Davis cautioned tho
Jury and told them to keep their Judg
ment suspended on the Issue of the case.
Adjournment wac taken until tomorrow
morning when Justlco Davis will deliver
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