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Foreman Makes Statement-Woman
Juror Said She Would Cast Balloti
Without Change "Til 'Hell Froze
'San Francisco, 'Dec. 4.-After forty
one 'hours of deliberation the jury,
composed of seven men and live wo
men which tried Roscoe Arbuckle on a
charge of manslaughter in connection
with the death of Virginia Rappe, w-as
discharged today when it was unable
to agree upon a verdict.
The jury was brought Into court ac
its own re(luests at noon, reported ,a
disagreement and asked that It be
August Fritzie, foreman of the Ar
-buckle jury, issued a signed state
ment tonight saying that one of the
women j urors who was in the minorI
ty, refused to consider the evidenlce
from the 'bogInning and declared that
"she would cast her ballot and would
not change it until hell fi oze ovcr.'"
Two for Conivietionl
Thero were two jurors who voteil
for conviction, according to Fritzie.
-Ills statement follows:
"I make this AtatemeiiLt as a duty
to the public.
"There was a tacit understanding
that the members of the jury twould
not make Individual .statements. I
have learned since that a number of
the jury have, however, done so, and
I believe, as foreman, that It Is well
for those interested In the administra
tion of justice tIrat the citizens of
San Francisco should have the facts.
"Till 'Hell Froze Over."
"The ten members of the jury who
voted on the last ballot for acquittal
felt that they voted on the evidence
fully considering it all. One of the
minority refused to consider the evi
dence from the beginning and said, at
the opening of the proceedings, that
she twould cast her ballot and would
not change it until hell froze over,
The other was fluctuating, some
times casting. a -blank ballot-some
times voting for the defense and sonic
times voting for the prosecution.
"Consideiing all the e'vidence, I
sceemed to ue that the prosecution't
case was an insult to the intelligenc<
of the jury. It asked us to substitut
conjecture for facts without showinj
what had been done, and -asked us t<
guess %what might have 'been don
and to guess only one iway.
'Hmiian liberty and American right!
should depend, not -upon the guess o
anybody, but upon evidence."
Ii' a statement following thel Jui"
A, $225 Victrola,
FAILS TO AGREE c
return Arbuckle declared one of the
five women jurors had prevented bIs
acquital "because -she refused to al- 9
low her ,fellow jurors to discuss the
evidence or -reas'on with her and
would not give any reason for her
attitude." lie did not n'ame the juror.
Hoped for Agreement
District Attorney Brady said that
Arbuckle had been given a "fair and
-honest trial" and conimilnented the
jurors who held out for conviction,
as haviig "courage and determina
.ion." lie was not iII court wvhienl the
"I had hoped the jury Would reach
an agreement," he said. "I colfident
ly expected a verdict (if' gftilly uponl
the evidence presented. In my opin
ion the disagreement does not vin
dicate Roscoe Arbuckle. A vindica
tion would come only after a quick
unanii !muoun ', erdlet. it Nas my duty
to presCnt the facts to a jury. This
I have done, though opposed by
wC.lt, power and iniluence."
.Jury Looked Iliggard
The members of the jury looked
haggard and worn when they filed'
into the little court room, over which
a deep hush had settled, and took
their seats. The foreman, August
Fritze, Informed the court "it Is i)hy
sically and morally Impossible for us
to reach a verdict." At the request
Of the court lie announced the flinal
Superior Judge Harold Louder
back, 'who tried the case, then told
the jury he wanted to determine if
further deliberation might result in
a verdict. "It is not my desire to
force any uncertain hardship on you,"
he said. "But this case has taken
three weeks to .try and has been con
ducted at great expense. If you can
come to a verdict conscientiously, I
desire you to do so."
He then asked each juror for an
opinion on the matter of continued
balloting and each answered emnphati
cally that it would be impossible to
reach a verdict.
The -members of the jury refused to
make statements of any kind before
leaving the building. After reporting
to the court they were escorted to a
side street by deputy sheriffs and
taken to their 'homes in automobiles.
'iWhile this, through technicalities
of the law, is not a legal acquittal,
morally it is suchW' Arbuckle aaid
in discussing the jury's inability to
31 "'the uindisputed and -uncontradict
)OO Extra Votes
siness turned in
enter this weel
archtased of and on display -
owe Drug Co.
d testimony established that my only ill
onnection with the sad affair was of M,
merciful service and the fact that R.
rdinary human kindness should have of
rought npon me this tragedy has hi
eemed a cruel wrong," his statement i;
"I have sought to bring joy and sc
3ladness -and i merimhnent into the O
vorld and why this'great misfortune L
hould have fallen upon me is Ia llys
cry that only God can and will some n
lay reveal." .F
After stating that he rested his Il
auso "in divine Justice and the con
Idenco- of the fairness of the Anier- r
al people," Arbuckle concluded with n
he declaration that "No act of mine i
wver has, '.nd I promise that no act h1
)f 111ine ever MIM ca1use them to re-. 1
vret their falth iln me."
Arbitekle's defense was that he was f,
tssisting -Miss Itappe through a iperlod Ib
If Cllness, caused. according to de-.s
.'enlse Contentionis, by ant internal dis
31del at tile time he is alleged by l
lhe prosecution to 11have injired her. i
The prosecution held that the inillry
resilted fromi: anl atteiplt by A
buckle to attaclk the actress. IM
U'Reln said t111hat Mrs. Ilubbard told
himl the baliff Who had charge of t
the jury, and a numbers of reporters v
that two men approached her hu114s- I
band, T. 'W. 1lubbard, with a.view to
have him use his influence to have t
her change her vote. i
Charges that attempts were made I
to intimidate Mis. Helen' M. Iltbbard,
juror 'in the lloscoe Arbucle man- I
slaughttr trial, will be laid before 1
the grand Jury tomorrow night, it was
announced late tonight by Miltoni
U'Ren, assistant district attorney.
Irs. Hubbard let it be known that
she had been voting for a verdict of
guilty on the manslaughter charge
whereof the motion picture comedian
* LANFORD STATION NEWS *
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'Lanford Station, Oec. 5.-The cool
weather Monday morning iwas invi-t
ing for a hog killing day. Several of
our commulty killed real nice pork
The farmers ginnery has 'been in
operation now for several days trying
to finish the remaining cotton crop.
Dr. Gravea L. Knight, of Laurens,
came up Sunday niorning through a
special invitation of the church, to
Preach at 11 o'clock, and all Olth
heard him were delighted with t-he
'vonderful 'message he -brought. The
will be given .v
.No limpit to i
e and win the S(
The finest of aHl tihe Ford Mod4
drop's Garage, and on display
ons to Contes
clement weather .prevented a good ho
any from being present. 'Dr. and thi
rs. Knight were guests at the home
Capt. and iMrs. J. W. Lanford. We fal
>Pe .to have these good people with
again If it can be arranged.
The road Is being graded and will 'i
ion 'be -topsolled between here and
ra, which ;will be a great -help to ch
to traveling public. St
Messrs. Vance Johnson, F. P. irtum
ond, T. A. Druimond an( .1. 31. 8s
leminig attend(Ie the Shiners' meet- Ni
ig at Greenville last week.
)r. and Ars. 1". P1. Vincenit were the m
acenit guests of 'Mirs. -Alamie I)rumt- w
Mrs. 1,illie 'Rogers has returned r1."I
omei1 from a viist to relatives in Ilin
Alnton and (Gnstonia, N. C. a
Ar. and Mr1S1 11. \V. Johison (1111
n11111y, of Arcadia, spelit Sunlday with
is 3r1. ts, \Ir. and .\ls. .. 1. Joh ill-a
.\lt*. It. V. al anord, or \\'oodurlff, . -
. ., wasIt a g11(st at ie hom Of A i .
Al. Cannon last. Sunday.
M'. .1. 11. liarmon, of I.autrns, visil
(I fri' nds an d I ri latives hece this
Mr. V. W'. .Johnliosn cam1e home For
h1e vek-nd fromi IIlnea PaIth.
h'ere he has a colitiact for overhau:111l
Alr. and .\lrs. Hobson Friain ks went
o Spar-'t an l:urg on -a visit last week,
Lmd while te re i 0sO1Coe stole their1
r01d Car and ma dLe good his escale.
The '11. Y. P1. U. will meet at the
tonie of ir. C. 1). Cox, Wednesday
light. Mr.s tJ. W. Johnson, the Iea(lei ,
s very anx;ous that all the members
vill .attend to .plan for Christmas pro
Prami for the organization.
Mr. J. T. Waldrcp has about recov
,red from his recent serious illness
ind his many friends are glad to see
im able to 'be out and mingle with
Miss Mary (rummond is still im
proving and we trust will soon be able
to mingle with hler- friends and school
mates, who miss her now every day,
and wish for her recovery.
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* WARRIOR CREEK NEWS *
S * * S * S S * S * S * * *
Warrior Creek, Dec. 5.-The weather
continues warm for hog killing, but
there is some being killed in this sce
tion. Mr. .J. H. 1Hudson killed one last
Monday that weighed 350 pounds. rhis
community has more good hogs this
season than usual.
Mr. A. W. Rhodes and family, of Rid
dies Old 'Field, visited Sunday at the
0th, 3 F
rith every $15.4
~he number yoi
Is-the $210 Sedan, purchased of' the
it their show roonis.
1*', "i '
MOTHER! - OPEN
CHILD'S BOWELS WITH
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP
L.+,+*4. . ... 4444#0 11 1 444+4*4 *,*#
Your little one will love the "fruity"
taete of "California Fig Syrup" even if
constipated, Wihous, irritable, feverish,
or full of cold. A teaspoonful never
fails to cleanu the liver and bowels. In
a few loura you Canl see for you rseIf how
thoroughly it works aill the sour hil. al
undigested food out of tiht, bowels and
you have a well, playful Chii again.
Alillions of Imiothers keep "Californ ia
Fig Syrup" iandy. Tiey know a te'a
spoonfuil today saves a sick chiih to
morrow. Ask your driuggi. for genutine
"Californi leig syu w hihcivh ham dire
tionls for babies ad chibiren.1 of all a!es
prinuted on bottle. Atotlier Yuii nunst,
say "California" or you Iay get .1n1 illi
tation jig syrup.
Tea4izin g i/4 f1iOfn
I C7o-r. -r#4e
M VOUN4 .IF E
we'll viulcanize tho inleage hack
vounds in a modern way and our
-the-levelness to many a.ppreeia
iln Prices On
32x4 Nonskids.... ...24.95
30x3 1-2 -Nonskid......$11.50
3-1x-1 1-2 Nonskid .. ....$30.00
... . ..$34.00
35x5 Nonskid ..... .$45.00
$5~0 17-jewel Solid Gold
rlst Watch, purchased of
d on dIsun int l llim
flute Eiuameled Ihoosier
>dnet, purchased of and on
. . & E. 11. (Ylkes & Co.
ur ens, S. C.
ine of Mir. and Mrs. J. A. Burns, of
3raIn sowing is about over for the
Mr. and ..\lrs. Jim lintrekin were
xe thoir dautghter's,
's. Sam Taylor.
The 'Warrior Creek B. Y. P. U. has
anged the hour for meeting from
nday night to Sunday afternoon.
The Y. W. A.'s of Warrior Creek met
turday afterinoonl at the home of
5 ldinia lEtrekin.
h'le Warrior Creek Sunhentins will
?et on the 3rd iSauturday at 3 o'clock,
th Alrs. S. Al. Benjamin.
.\l r1. .l. .\.Rhodes and family visited
htives inl Greenville S 1aturday.
.l is 's lIvile IRobertson, Allie Willis
(I .\ldred Cooper Visited Ruth '1and
hel Rhlodes Samurday night.
Alr. aid Alls. -W. .1. Cooper and Al r.
11 Mrs. .1. 11. I1ludsonl woees o p m
(ray Coilrt Ritilluday ifitronl onl.
'M F PgAT7
Don't feel discouraged, 'Mr. Tire,
into your systei. We heal tire N
prices aro proving our price-on.
tive car owners.
(00D1 ICH F
30x3 Plains ... ..... 25
31xi Nonskids. .....$20.00
30x Plains .. .. .. ... ..$9.00
32x4 Nonskid .. .. ..$20.00
35x5 Nonskid .
32x-l Nonskid .. .. ..$29.00
All Tires Ful
. M. is
)O in sub
i Can WIn.
An $82 'T
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