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- LAURENS, SOUrH1 CAROLINA,. WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 1920.
7, 190. NMBER51
(Continued from Last Week.)
I heard, ulmost with amisment,
the .istrict attorney, with eloqiuent
Oratory, tell the jury the erimes he
OXpiected to prove atgainst moe, even
8n111Ing a little at the pilture he point
ed (f 2t gjunw-ter senking etuployment
11 anl pamrtItwI. occitpId lby fii1lihies
of wealth that hie mtight id c,ppor
tunitles for plmitleiling tihetn, and
VheI he was s-urprlsed in the midst
of hi htirm ir . brilally choking
the un itpr'ol(eted womtan whose hioiie
he vas (eslinlig m111l then ns she lay
there, ielpl'JSand insnr-lhn shloot
ing her through the heart.
In fact, I quite agreml with all he
'Said, even to his tilo strenluous ad
jectIves-except for the (o fact
that I knzew I was not th1 ilanin he
was talking niott. It lil ben It ai bru
tal, cowardly 1utr2dler, 11(d I was fully
as an(Ixioul as the listricet attorneyI
Couli possibly be to see IIthe 2221servalnt
who had killed MIss Lut11222n brought
The testimony that was to eoile, I
de-outly hoped, woul give some eie
that wotild lend to the muisHing of
the' real murderer. Tle lirst wltiss
called was onle of the d(et(-lives who
had arrested mne. lie told convisely,
as though repent ing a well reli rs(d
story, of h'aving lieeii stininoed to
the Granddecc and1 tinding thi lre the
body of Daisy Lultan. Ie said that
_:Aihe had been shot th-oitgh the honrt.
"Was there anyone in the apart
ment when you arrived?"
"Yes, n1 docto:."
"Yes, Mr. Wick. the superintendent
of the apartment, and the prisoie."
"What id they ay? How did they
*xplni. their presene) there?"
"1Thy said they had he-ard a shot
and had come in to investigate."
He told of examinig the body,
questioning the physician and of mak
Ing a search of the apartment for the
inurderer, bitt finding no one else
"What dio you dq then?" ,
"Miy partner andt I followed the
prisoner to his apartment and pined
him under arrest. We senrehed his
room and in the drpsser I found n
revolver with ona chamber recently
"What made you suspect Nelson?
Why did you arrest him?"
"IMy partner id I talked It over,
and we both were of the opinion that
It was aln inside job. A burglar would
have no chance to get into ai bullding
like the Granidec stifl mlke his geta
nwnay. It was bet ween fti superin
tend(ent of the htilnlhlg, who was a
Timn of responsibihlity, and this young
"112ad .nny3hm1, in N('lsonl's 22(t1ons
mad't. y'oi !Pu s its of hutm?"
"'.' 'r >W'sOn hadu g;4no( uiSzpstah to
hN! o212 2:part'2 en~t, I <2ue1 llonI .42251 2r.
\p' !! si i1 he had1( 1e.2: tn the
el vnt2r wheni2 h' 1w.rd~ the' shot. l11,
hird' gotlin ont a.1 t the' lifth loi', whler'e
12u2! 24: i 1 :e i n k' or. '1
(,' 1 1..- ri ' l c orrIob'2 44 n42 d liA
l2ni's erh~.ince in iicry ri 1.et.
11: '4'!' theai tr.1 h m 'l:nd.li. blood 'oni
h' ,'2nmnti(2 ;1av\e 22 seinewhat1l1 14 -
lih l d1ois."'11tion of thel hulet woundi4,
U :.! Ilhe 14! (~'(enti p' u t~1)2 in evlenice
th:e b~ulle*tintedl f:'om the holrly
id terev'lv ~er (lie detectivet had' lu
f..:. d.pointin ou tat they werC2e of
al1 Ii.tI. Wick,"' s:dd1 the distrtit
I h-aned'4 fornrd 24) list(1 22) everiy
it 2. 2h-- 2:4.sesl he was2 brough2t In
won i be .blck enough for me2( if hto
roert ly std th 2Ie fact s ias 2hey ac
tual' y hnd14 kni:'14tndl?. but I 4h:utedc~ If
hue Tiould be content with that. If,
as I felt cer'ta~in, Wick was in the m
ploy' of the en~pliratore, it was more
thne likely thalt they woutll seek to
clint hi the caseu against mo with lis
.. II gave his name. James Wick, and
his Occupation 1i' S uperintendent of
"i(ow long have you beein en Iiployod
"T'ver 'since the building was
"Whire w're you eimloy4l pre
WV!-k 1esitnted. I wOIdered if Gor
man's surmise that he hol been in
prison were true, what he would %%y.
"Before thint," he stamm'red, "1'
was lII the employ of Mi. Kent in the
"Who is Mr. Kent?"
"Ife owns te Granddelc. Ile h1d
known tne for years. lie brought ne
on wiei le built this hulding."
While his answer seeimed to satisfy
the district attorney, I was (emivinceid
froml( Wick's nervousns alint he w s
cncivealing something, flint furtherI'
questioning into Iib. past imight lead
to linexpected deoveploieits.
"Are you ucquitited with the de
"Ilow long have you known himl?"
I wais listening intently. Would he
udmnit knowing that I was a relative
of. old Itufis Gaston?
"I lon't really know him," Vick ex
pinilled. "I've seen hiu two or three
tnies. Mr. Gaston, one of iy ten
ants,'told me that he was going away
and that he had given the key of h1s
apartinent to a young inan inmed,
Nelson whOm he" ht'& emloyed ats
caretaker. Ile said that the care
taker would arrive at tel o'clock on
the Sunday morning that the Gastons
"And did the defendant arrive at
that tine-at the tile lie was ex
"He did not. W~hat first attrated
my attention to hilim was ' that lie
sneaked into the building earlier than
lie was expected."
"You say lie sneaked in," the dis
trict attorney's voice expresseAl n prop
er horror of such conduct. "Please
explain to the Jury what you men
"Ilstend of announcing his arrival,
he wattelid his Chance and walIted till
one of tile tellints was coillilg in.
le slipped in beside her and went
u) in tie elevator without being an
nouiced. Nnirally the elhvator iian
thought he was ia friend of lie yoIng
"Ilow d& you know le was nlot a
friend of he youing wvoimin with
'whoml ho vntered (III- buildini"
"I isced 11h11m if lie was if-4''1uaintied
with her, and he sald I' ws. Lat'r
that saimlie day si' l-issed 1im inl th'e
hall of tith ib'ulbing. I not hid that
she did4 unIt se'k to hiui or 0 e11 onz
The prio:;ieiuntor wv eud is hal i to
thi jury 1a s it' to say3. "'You se,f' gen!.
"Wsthe diefeniilhmut's 'oinliit ini
lie'huling~ in any13 othler waiy such
:is 1o ariousi~e your1 spilelon?
"If [('d blyl got lovented before ha.
lng her' all kluiuls of <questions out
th other!~i'i tenanti ~ 121 the~ bu:ulin,. Ii'
kep'ltr inig to get hetr, to go out to
"'I li1 slie go?'
''Ye, she' dhl. Shle repor'ti' l hi n
tI Ius to me, tiii I sug'i.estedu thai~ -.
jgo withi himnd ry to3 i'hnd otl whlat
h i mno' was."'
"What (lse do0 you1 kniow~ :Inut tih'
"F'xepItlt whia ?"'
''WhotI 1 aw on t he ightI i Ilss Lu
-"Tfell the t'lrciumistaunces."
"I waos in thle (levaftor coiming down
firom the top) flor'. 1 hengld tihe souii~
of a shot. It fl'ueee to~ lEomoi firomi
ft'hefi (loor. I got off there to in
vest iiate. As thle door o1f in hdi ui
"Whalit was lie dolig t heroe?"
"J1 ust staniding ftheire. It looked to
me as if lhe had just beenl comuing Out
and that ')vhen lhe saw me lie hiad
."Whnt wa'is his malnner? Descrlibe
flhe plosition in which lie was standing
to the juiry.", Again there was in the
dlstirict attorney's voice n1 tr'iumpIhanlt
"Ite w~as 'all excited and trenmhly
like," Mr'. WVick went on,, "and lils
eyes seemed to be bulging out of Is
"Wlmt did he say?"
"r nsited lfin it lie had heard if'shot
and le siild that he haud. I asked if
It had not como. from the Lutan .npart'
ment and he sal I that it had seemed
So to hiim. I wanted to keep mny' y
on him, so I look out lily pamikey
and suggested that we Investigate' to
goflher. Ile did not seen at all inx
lomis to go'back Into the apartm'ent
WIlh m1e, bult the elevator mn31 '.wN.
sttading thero, so lae came along'iRm(d
awith; Will me when I found tile body.
I khpt him tlel-ro until the polIep
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I hed expected that ilny counsel
would offer objections to WN'ick'S tes
tinony, especially to his having said
that I d1i01 not appeir anxious to "go
back". into tho apartinent, biut Al.
Gregor contented bimuself with two
"Do you 11ot know that Mr. Spial
ding Nelson is a grnd-nephew of Mr.
Rtufus Giston? Did not Mr. Gaston
tell you of this reliati onship?"
"He did lot," lied Vick cally.
"I[ow was Mr.- Neison first standilng
---lhen yo got out ot' thie lvator
when you first sow hin?"
'.M Narx~ to
I recalled my attitud'e (1istinctly. I
had bcen stinding facing tho door,
strahiing my ears to catch any sonid
in the apartmenL Whet) I heard the
elevator stopping, I had looked around
over my shoulder as Wick emerged.
(To be continu ed.)
Grm.'e's Tastcis(,, ciillT Tonio
msterve. vitnilty and enity by purifyini' and v.\
richinis thie Loud. You Lnn :-on [.cl its St ientig
*1)'1 , Iivi-oruting EIl eet Pricm %0:.
ier & Mar
ith Belted Coa
e can tell you that
e Hart Schaffner &
tality, that the Styli
at the prices are
esent wholesale cosi
it you'll have to see
realize what remar
>u can get here for
If we were looking fo
couldn't afford to qu
e these. But we can ,
ut lower youir c1ghes
itat it costs uz, Thiat's w.
FINE: FOR SORE EYES
It is trrsig how illichly (.ye inl
fbi inzniation is helpd by coliinmoni
wvitchhlazel, cunnaphor, hlydiatis, etc.,
as inhls is : 1avoptik eye wash. One
eoler'ly holy, who hadl hvewn troubledl
wvith chronlic vyo inthunniationl for,
minallypars, was greatly hIpe ll n two
days. We guarant 'u a smiall Iottle
(if LUtvoptik to help .\NY ('.-;\v wak,
s trainal or inilanwd~ vyes. Aluniminu
ye cup Fieldi11C.. l't am s 1ru'-1
%s are new,
r' pr'ofit alone,
ote ou ric. C