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MRS. CARMAN CONFIDENT OF ACQUITTAL AS
CASE IS GIVEN TO JURY
Mineola, L. I., Oct. 24 Introduc
ing through several -witnesses a mass
of evidence at. the finish of its ease
to prove that MfStJ-ouise Bailey was
slain by a man whose identity is un
known, the defense in the trial of
Mrs. Florence Carman rested short
ly before noon today. The state at
once began its rebuttal evidence. The
indications are that the case will
reach the jury late this afternoon.
Witness after witness each one a
strong one was placed on the stand
by the defense in a mighty effort to
show that a mysterious man fired the
shot through the window of Dr. Car
A man who was passing the house
at the time of the murder testified
that b.e saw a strange man fleeing
from the scene.
Then a policeman who had charge
of the bloodhounds gave strong tes
timony to show that the person who
leaned on the window ..sill outside Dr.
Carman's office and fired the fatal
shot ran through the yard and jump
ed over the fence, running down the
road after the murder.
He told how the bloodhounds pick
ed up a scent at the fence, carried
f erred with the counsel on both sides
regarding a letter received from Gar
land Gaden, an actor, who was with
Dr. Carman the night the doctor said
some one shot at him while he was
motoring. Just what the letter said
is not known, but Gaden was exclud
ed from the courtroom.
RED CROSS SHIP CREW MUTINIES
THREE IN IRONS
New York, Oct. 24. The American
Red Cross' "mercy ship," Red Cross,
arrived back from b,er trip to war
ports today with three of her mixed
American crew in irons, held under
mutiny charges, and with refugees
aboard her bearing a remarkable
story of riots and" disorders on the
Her "strictly American crew," of
whites and negroes, gave trouble
soon after the ship left New York a
month ago. Many obtained liquor in
some fashion. Some of the engine
room employes threw monkey
wrenches and other implements over
A party of negroes broke into the
pauuy and stole all the chickens
The state at once, in its rebuttal,
began to attack" this evidence.
That the state's attorney realized
unless he could refute this testimony
his case was lost was indicated by
the way he began his last fight,
? -Brighter and apparently more
cheerful than ever, Mrs. Carman kept
,close tab on all the evidence today.
She and Dn Carman consulted with
Att'y Graham often during the morn
ing session. She appeared confident
of .acquittal and expects it today.
The opening of court was delayed
this morning while Justice Kelby con-
there. The fire-fighting and refrig-
it to the window where they growl- eratine apparatus was put out of or-
ed and -then took it back to the der. Pitched battles on the vessel's
fence and down the highway again, ' deck between factions of the crew
where it was lost on the oiled road- . were frequent,
way. Emil Lovertck, who acted as mas
ter-at-arms, was assaulted by two of
the crew while the Red Cross was at
The three members of thV"crew
held awaiting action by the United
States commissioners here, are Rob
ert Coffee, Charles Jackson and Dan
iel O'Brien, all white.
"The aeroplane," said Mr. Meggs, '
"Is like a bird, at spells;
It never lays us any eggs,
But drops a lot -of shells."
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