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BY JURY'S , VERDICT
Patrolman Who Killed His Wife Is
ANOTHER CASE IS PENDING
But Trial for Killing Wife's Compan
ion Will Not Come up During
Columbia, Sept. 19.- A verdict of
"not guilty" was returned shortly
after midright by the jury in the
case of Eugene M. Lancaster, motor
cycle policeman of the Columbia
police force, on trial for the murder
of his wife, Mrs. Allie B. Lancaster.
The killing occurred on May 28 of this
year, at which time Lancaster also
shot to death Newton S. Lorick, his
wife's companion in an automobile.
Lancaster is still to face trial for the
killing of Lorick, but this case will
not come up at the present term of
Though locked up for the night
about 10:30 o'clock, the jury let it be
known about 11:30 that a verdict
had been reached, and officials of the
court returned to receive it. It was
real shortly after 12 o'clock.
Lancaster himself was the principal
witness of the closing lay of the
trial. He testified that his mind was
a perfect blank after he fired the first
shot at the couple when they ap
proached in an automobile from the
Congaree River bridge.
The motorcycle policeman, facing
a courtroom which was rammed to
suf:'cation, made his statement as to
the circumstances leading up to and
surrounding the double tragedy. At
the trial with him were members o1
his fi:mily, including two of his young
s'.es and his little (laughter the latter
leine' taken out when anything hear
ine on the alleged infidelity of her
mothe) was brought out.
Lancaster said then he got out of
the automobile, his wife threw up
both hands and said to Lorick, "Aly
God, Newton, there is Eugene."
"With that," continued the patrol
man, "Lorick turned his head andi
looked towards me, and as he turned
his head he threw his hand from the
steering gear to his hip pocket, and
when he did I fired, and from that my
mind is ; blank."
From the time of the first ,hot, Lan
(aster testified, his mind was a perfect
blank. "until he came to himself" a
the police station several days later
and he had no recollection as to hos
he got back to his car or anythinj
else connected with the tragedy.
Lancaster testified that after he hat
been brought to his home from a loca
'hospital, where he was treated for i
broken leg, sustained while on duty
he became suspicious of the relation
of hit wife and Lorick, who, h(
claimed, posed is one of his bes
friends. le detailed several instance
which, he claimed, made him doubt
ful of his wife's fidelity.
Went in Search of Wife.
Sle testified that on the afternoon o
the tragedy Mrs. Lancaster told hir
she was going to a motion pictur
show. He testified that he then wen
in search of his wife, going to th
Gervais street bridge in a transfer ca
(lriv'n by a negro chauffeur, Jane
Ilarmon, who yesterday detailed th
circumstances of the double killing
lie swore that he saw his wife an(
Lorick coming across the bridge in ai
automobile. le told of having to us
crutches, stating that his leg was stil
in a plaster of Paris cast. le wa
looking through the back window o
the <ar, which had the curtains up
Lancaster did not testify as to hov
he knew the couple was comin.
over the Gervais street bridge, whic
is four or nure' miles from his home.
"I looked across the bridge," Lan
caster testified. "I saw my wife an
Newton Lorick coming in an autoni
bile. She was in the front seat wit
himt. .Just about the time I looke
I saw her put her left arm around hi
neck and kiss him."
The testimony of the State, as de
tailed by the chauffeur. Harmon, an
other witnesses, was that Lancaste
was helped into his car by Ilarmot
who (rove it. up to the Loriel automt
bile which had been stopped by
post on top of a steep e(mbankner
and that Lancaster fired the remaining
shots in his revolver and those o
another pistol into the bodies of hi
wife and Lorick. Some witnesses tes
tified that they were dead after th
first shots, and others swore that. Mr
Lancaster opened her eyes and looke
at -her husband before the last shot
were discharged. In rebuttal to Lan
caster's testimony of alleged loss <
memory, the State today put Mlagis
trate Ollie Mefford and Deputy --
Heise, who testified that Laneaste
asked chat. Newton S. Lorick's kim
man he kept away from him, as the
inieht retaliate. This statement, cot
tended the State, showed that I a
It is ColA
caster was in his right mind.
The defense put up John W. Rich
ardson, chief of police; John M. Mc
Cain, Sheriff of Richland County, and
other peace officers, who went to the
I scone of the killing, to show that Lan
I caster was- suffering from emotional
Other Defense Testimony.
Several witnesses were introduced
I by the defense who told of alleged
L compromising situations Mrs. Lan
caster and Lorick were found in, to
- substantiate the testimony given by
A portion of this testimony con
cn isted of the deposition of Lancaster's
16-year-old son who was to' ill to
i)tten( court. This affidavit told how
the boy had seen Lorick and his moth
<r ir various compromising situations.
iHe testified that he had been given
$h( one time and $100 another time
to koep his mouth shut, and Lorick's
etions later became such - that he
told his mother if she did not keep
Lorick away from the Lancaster home
that he would kill him. The boy
1 swore that his mother on two occas
ions gave him firearms and told him
f to kill his father, who was confined
to his bed with a broken leg. The
Syouth testified that he could not pull
the trigger either time.
The defense put up t veral witness
1es to corroborate some of the details
as narrated by the Lancaster youth.
The arguments otf coansel hemran at
4:30 o'clock this afternoon, Solicitor
George Bell Tiuilnernialnn, of L'xing
ton, opltening for the State, followed by
A. W. IIoln:n and Cole IL. !(ease, of
the ('olunbia bar, fur the defense.
Solicitor A. Fletcher Spigner, of ('o
lumbia, closed for the State.
MOtG ENTHIIAU PEAR1S GERM .ANY
AND IRUSSIA MAY FORMi UNION
League of Nations Only Means of Pre
t venting This Disaster, I)eclares
Iead of American Investigating
Paris, Sept. 1S9.-- By the Associated
e Press.)-Germany came throngh this
war a perfect dynamo of strength.
SI Her human military power is prac
s tically as great as ever and her 05,
- 000,(1O8 people have been schooled and
f hardened by trials. They have learned
- econmy and self denial.
"The nation has been compressed
r into a concentrated mass, which is
surcharged with energy and muovina
Y with centripetal force, while Ger
t many's nmeighbors are spreadinog them
selves but thin, and quarrelling and
d glass to take the
it att the fantaintit-in a
throughm 3 .strun taken
ii ted of cruz-hed' icr It
r Stoldliers and .Sailors a Job,
-~Che/> Deew it.
moving with centrifugal force."
Thus spoke Henry MorgenthauWhoo
headed the United States investigdtion
commission which has been at work
in Poland in discussing today his ont
servations in central Europe.
"And what will be the result?" Mr.
Morgenthau asked. Replying to list
own question, he continued.
"If disintegration keeps up among
Germany's neighbors, there ean be but
one result. I doubt whether German,'
fully appreciates her own strength. A:
she sits, calmly watching the dicker
ing 'going on between the new stat-,
which are losing sight of great prm,
ciples and fighting over little stria
of territory, she must take grim sat.
faction in the battle her enemies a e
waging in her behalf, and a Germatry
encouraged by such discord anow'
weak and struggling states undou::
edly will resort to arms withi' :a
few years and regain her lost ter'.
"What will prevent the military ei
que from regaining control in G'-.
many if Europe continues to offc:
such tempting prizes to various n.e
tionalities? Such a situation will n:
en~ourag(e (;ermany to regain I.
trade by peaceful means and to p
"It will not satisfy the militarists 'f
Germany to return to the tactoris
their war worn neighbors weal-A
themselves further and deliberate
offer themselves a prey to the Pr:.
"What is to encourage the I : -"
erats in (eimanv who are trying t
get away from militarism? Eua.
rapidly is driving on toward a
ation which eventually must resul:, a
:a coalition between Russia and (
tamny and the absolute destructio .
many of the newly created pow
unless steps be taken to prevent. i"
"Opinion is strong that the lew .
of nat ions is the only means for.
venting sucah a disaster."
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