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DE - SAULLES "iS PICTURED AS A HEARTLESS SWINDLER OF HIS WIFE,
Coitiliiiirr finm I'lril I'ntir.
firt defrauded and clioatcil hei- In finan
cial tn.itleic ami nskcil the Jury to
I . I c t u for themselves thin "false and
f.hilnnt," lie s.il,l. "Ucfentlntit, rlxc and j ys man." He said that do Haullca
li.ik upon tin' Jury." hart citpllallr.eri Ms wlfe'n love and thai
Mm. (! fUullo. gut up. tlic tips of her ,ordl n"rv '?,",tr n,u" d'1
. t wri.u fir .'luiic nau none wouia i.e in i eu unnapjiy iw tuier .n utr imauaim a
iuihvii. i.r.iiiiK "li in.' u.im. mm TY.tiv.-v. jjpy SlUfc. j neglect.
cnli.ily. Hit c:iltinicis at thin moment j "Ho ynu recall any social events Mrs.
wti rcnulkiil upon t.j every one. Tr litt lu Me With Him. de Saulle." nttenUcd In London 7"' Khe
"Ci'iitkii'i-a. tjlinJ I ' jour- v crill. t,M ' Mr viae ePicc!ullv enrncM In trying wasatked.
nnko,l tl k-il, "Hii'tlty ot-'ii'oi'iiiUlv?- I to imik thn Jury f -e that HlKtiea viim ' Wn ,.,.,,,, lo Klngt.
little Jack called "lloohy." tool: the daughters did the name thine under
Htand to tell of her observation of Mrs. I Hueh clruilmatances?
d Saulles durliiK the two years and "Kvery uct and move she made that
sight months she vv.ui employed by her. night shows her dominating thought
Hne told of the trip to London In t9U, 1 was to got over to the Hox before de
when Mrs. de Haiillcs had said xhe was Mullen returned and get 1'er boy. She
oflernd the driver ?1 It lie woutil get
there on time. 'On time' means nothing
except before de Ssulten got back.
If she bad Kone Were to Kill rilni
... .u.. ir. s-.ii1.t
I'Hunlly It Is tb fo.enmi. who delivers ..l"- 'Y. i .... L'u" , m,l,.liii
the vrhliit Tlil (line the fnrcinaii,
John (', llucUeii .ild.loudly "Not guilty."
Hut th simie Instant h!s loiiiiiiilcs
Joined him. and the words "Not guilty"
Kent tip and down the double low of
lin a ' 1 utCT, 'Viljusu re.
Tlin nrlm-lnnl evpnl was ulicn she
that Mir bad not IIvpiI with hlin ,vu, prf,s(.nt,.d t() ,, King." she replied.
"Why," said Mr. I'leilinrt, "good Uod. Mri rfp s.ulip, Went to the the
Fbo was ehisliiK Jllni all out the world ,,. (f) (nnn,.t ,iH, and had a
f.vlng to llo with him.'" very good time. Mrs. Mooucy said, al-
im the night of the shooting he said though the court ordered that the "good
that "a Kie.it sllelii e xettlcd over the ......... i,. dlnremirile.1 bv the Jury. 8h
mother Mlicn de Saulles told her she.
could never have her boy. Nhc was u
victim of amnesia, be s.ild, and of "the
matetlat Instinct, the Ktroimest thing In
Mrs. de S.iullcs gave a faint smllo and the world. Very uuletly. at the end.
turned toward the Jury Her lips moved I Mr. rterSmt turned to his client and j
, lf wit li if Timntr vnn"',ul1' llel "( Mth 11,1,1 ,lu' Jur'
us If Mil wrc s-uvlng. Thank jou. v.ml,(, ll(,qut ,, Hnr Kaze,i ut i,m J
There was no other s!sn of emotion save without smiling. Ho swung back to tho '
that and a faint Htiille. Helilom perhaps Jury and concluded
... .. . . 1 "f feci ... Ihul
lias a unman rei cive.i me verdict in a
murder trial with
than she did. .N'ot
went to Paris also to buy "finery." .said
the maid, and Judge Manning dismissed
that a rather Incidental by remarking !
"All ladles do that If they have the
Mrs. Monney also said that white at
tliu Hox after her return from Kurope i
what tsason would she have, for stop
I ping 200 feet sway from the house? Him
did that because he thought he was
away and he could slip In and get the
boy and hurry away undetected. Isn't
that more reasonable? It was natural
for her to ask Mrs. 'Wegener 'Where Is
Mr. A" Saulles? If h had Just seen
Ills car In tront of the house. De Saulles
said to her. 'You will never get your
boy,' and then a great silence settled
There wn no evidence of premedita
tion, Mr. I'terhart said. Against the
uncontradicted evidence that her mission
nas to rccoxer her boy there stood
"nothing but that lie of John de Saulles."
t omliitf to the medical pbaso he In
"I feel now that there U a plrlt In
greater composure "'Is loom that Is gulnit to rill our hearts
only that, but th.T. ' J,l" ",lr,t ol tlle Ml,n who ft'""' 0,1
v" tlrdlv a round In the room If
thoni who I'linip l .id cxpectcil an unm
tloual thrill at tin1 end they were sadly
disappointed. The Juiors s.u down. .
Mrs. do Saulles smiled at Mr. t'ter- '
hart, her counsel, and Mrs. le Hau)lni's
relatives iltllng Jtit back of her looked
oven bapplpr than .sliu. but not n teal
tho niuunt and said, 'Ulerscd arc the
merciful for they sbnll receive mercy.'
AIIowIiik tor the touch of the theatri
cal which murder trials seem to demand
from the lawyers, this climax Imprersed
obscners as being particularly effective.
District Attorney eek, who Is a
Mrs. de Saulles bad the use of an auto- j nfoi,, that here again there was prac
moblle and chauffeur, althouxh Mrs. de I tnv n0 contradiction. The pleader
Raulies has testind that uhc did not. her before the Jury a photograph of
own car having been told by her hu-1 tu,c Krrazurlx at the age of 16 and
ba.id. The nurse said that Mrs. do i .,,, "Htandlng with reluctant feet
Siulles was not the only one to say "I I w1(.re the brook and river meet." Let
am rorry I was not on It" when she i tn(t volcp ,)rp ,e tu)u thc Jury of
heard of the Lusltsnla's sinking. t . 0VP the girl fell for the dashing
Mr. de Saulles was iiuoted as having' ,.om,r American who ctme Into her life
Mid the same thing. I n chile. He read t-omc of the love
plumti. plaant faced man with eye
glasses, was not as luuiat-sloned or dra-
"1 hey both nld It?" ns-ked Mr. Week.
"Ves," the witness replied.
Mrr. Mooney paid h tribute to Mrs.
w.m nlirrl tinvwlieri.' .
Justice Manning tAtd to the Jury : ' ' as Mr. lUcihart. Ills tone was
"Gentlemen, vour sen Ices us a lurv arc , modulated, l-od, and he Im-
de Saullen's personal courage by telling
when the surgeon took ceveral stitches
In her chin after the. automobile acci
dent In Chile that he did not even
nurse ever ee
time she was with
.... m ... n.nia.il tli 11 In Ihn i.iil.lln a(illnn
ai. an cmi aim iiie easq or me ilom.j i . , , iwlnce Neither did the
against lll.incn .1.- Saurfca Is over for-1 making the men out of his material. j V,'",, ., '
e"er. Vol. are dl-chawd and the dc-.I,p '-nilnd.d the Jury that it was not " 1,11 ,c ""
. i m rip SSiiullpH m I if i vhm4 nn rrlii!. thev ,M.
jeuutini is uiscniiriieij i rum i-uniuny, itim - . . .
..iti. .... t..i i.i,.u t.. w...f ..i... might hae tatheied from the defence. I reder'c It. Courtert.
1 will bay good-night" "m 1110 "ol"'a". R"d inai ue auues, no
As the'jurvtarled from the box Mrs. mailer what he was. did not descne
de SaullcH lose again, and standing at "Bh"otl"? " ,loff- , ,. ,
ii, mil ..tipmipri h.r hand m rjj.i, .,r , Mr. ccks strtssed. as Mr Ileiharl
them In turn and cald a little word of I had not done, the testimony of the doc-,
appreciation. Her Mnlle ftt this moment ' lore, specially inp nvowai or nr. ngnm
was llko that of a bashful child.
Mr. Uterlurt of course wu overjoyed.
"It's a clean verdict," ho said, "without
a word about Insanity."
District Attorney "WeeKs accepted the
verdict quietly, lie bad rather expected
un acquittal, but that the ground of in
sanity would be specifically mentioned.
"I foel that' we could not do any more I Premeditated
than present the case. Tho responsibil
ity lay with the Jury and that's all there
Is to It."
Several relatives of John de Saulles
wore In the court room to hear the ver
dict, Including the brother, Charles dc
Saulles. Ho sat nii.itint.tlm wall at the
further end -of tho room from Mrs. de
Saulles, his arms folded, and did not
show by even n wink of his eyelids that
the verdict affected him In any way. He
had nothing to say later.
Mr. uterhart will ask the relatives of
and Dr. Harris that Mrs. de Saulles wan
In her right mind on the night of
Mis. de Saulles looked at the District
Attorney through most of his long ad
dress. She seemed to find mme to In
terest her In his sarcasm and. denuncia
tion than In her own couneel's apologlsm.
Mr. Weeks did not say the shooting was
letters the sotilig wife wrote her bus
band and asked, "Did she lovo him?
Well, 1 think that's a matter we don't
have to stop long over. She did Her
letters In thos? days In 1913 were the
rlnivle outpourings of a young girl's
heart See how simple and affectionate
they aie. All she wanted was a simple,
real home. I thank the District Attorney
I for producing Ihesc letters, The have
the international i aided mo to understand till? case"
IHWJ it, will" ruiicu llfM. iintl h m" . . .
psss, Mrs. de Saulles bent over and Trying to Plenw Him.
smiled, and shook hands wth her. Mr. ,,n,t lflt(.,.g of mi rontnUPa Jtr,
Ci.udcrt admitted In ansr T to the rim L.,hart, "Indicated a tremendous
question that hs practised law When r,,anjp. shc ,,ad heen neglected and
ho unit asked f lie had a telephone ,,,1. she waa trying to be lha kind
conversation with Mrs. de .Saulles on the of n.omnu ,hl ,le ,jk-1 the. frivolous
morning of August 4 Mr. bterliait oh- nroadw,y typ,. he as Hpparently
Jected to his replying unless he cx-uld l MnK changed to the worldly, snobbl.h
say that he knew; Mrs. de Saulle- well , , b, wa, ,,, . 1r.llv t0 b,
enough to recognise her voice over the whRt he , ,Uract her husbsn(i.
telephone. . She feared he was drifting from her.
I had met her once or twice. Hut he . ,r.,ng , prctend hp ,NVS not
watrr on him. Ho showed nlmolulely
no consideration for her. Can't you peo
what u false, lying tnnn he was? She
Is looking on now with the ccs of
191". not with the romantic, loving eyes
In further contrast Mr. t'terhait read
a letter In which Mrs. de Saulles told
her noil's fif nier nurse, Air". D'Nell, that
the boy was being turned against her
mill that she was eating her heart out
"though everybody thinks I don't care."
"Mrs. de Saulles," said Mr. I'terhart,
"had a great capacity for loving, wan
Just full of love, but all sho had left
from a wrecked life was the boy,
"It got to be ever present In her mind
that the father was bent by hook or
crook on getting him away from her.
TVm't you think this thought was like a
hammer, hammer, hammer In her head
In to the Jury. The spirit of the man
who stood upon the mount and said
'Hlessed are the merciful, for they shall
receive mercy.' "
Mr. Weekn'a Address).
District Attorney Charles It. Weeks
begun summing up at 3 :30t after a short
recess, by asserting In answer to -Mr.
I'terhart's characterization of the wit
nesses for the prosecution that there
had heen no framed testimony.
"I don't care how bad a man may
have been, no matter how he spent his
wlfo's money, that didn't give her the
right to shoot him down like a dog," he
said. "John de Saulles is dead, and his
faults, ihey say. wore many, but It has
seemed to me that this trial has changed
from a trial of Mrs. de Saulles to a tilal
Mrs. Moonev I the bov's nurse when of John de Saulles.'
lie was with his father) was a hard j Mr. Weeks referred to tho letters that
faced, vicious harridan, as sho sat there I Mrs. de Saulles wrote lovingly t her
this morning trying to nwcar her former husband at the time she says he began
mlstresHS life away
' l . I - I... .. H.mf lltal 1 lllllleM
III iif;j$itTt:i "- " I1""" ..
was really a "perfect husband" she had
tailed htm. "Mrs. de Saulles has ono of
the keenest minds that ever faced u
Jurv," said Mr. Weeks, "a precociously
developed mind, as the 'letters written
when sho was only 19 show. He sarcas
tically referred to he caustic comments
In one of her letters on h man she was
As Mr. I'terhart phtured them, many
of de Saulles' mcves were' such as to
convince the mother that he was schem
ing to get tho boy away. "On August 3
the boy belonged to his mother." Mr.
Uterhart said. "The de Saulles family
were fully aware that John had written
a letter proving that point and had
withheld It from the District Attorney. n,cp to K0 ,)e wouM hep )ler at the
Both Miles Rest In Uomln.
The prosecution and the defence rested
at 11:36 A. M.. and Justice Manning. In
telephone," he admitted, and Judge Man-,
nlng forbade the Introduction of the
I tons rrsat Ion R tiled Out.
Mr. Weeks attempted to prove that
the same girl that rejoiced over the
appearance of baby's first tooth. Hut
Otherwise why hadn't the Dlstilct At
torney mentioned It lu the trial?
Overtime t'usloil Cliurncit.
"The laet Is," Mr I'terhart continued,
"Ihe father had the boy six days over
tlmo In Jul;.. Tile letter he wrote grant
ing tho mother three additional dd.s In
August was. as usual, cagy. but the
mother understood It meant three day:
after August 3. Hut aiisnmhic she was
entitled to the boj only on August 1,
2 and 3, giving do Saulles the benefit of
every daunt, tin tnct remains wu'vn
Droved the Im.i was hers for the entire
da of August 1."
While he spol.c of the boj ihe defend
Mr. Weeks said he did not care so
mud. about whether de Saulles spent his
wife' money or not as the other acts
In the yoirs before the murder; that he
wished' to lay struss on the acts of the
night of the murder to s'iow delibera
tion and premeditation.
titration of PreineilltHllon.
"I don't rare whether the premedita
tion came when she left her own home."
he said, "or when she came to the Ho
and saw do Ssulles's car thcie. What
was thn first sight this distracted
mother saw when she opened th- dour
'iiiii'- r rimiic iii inc nil. in'- iiiiiini' .. .... ... . ..
ant kept her ejes on her lii'vyer's face. Her own child. Did she grasp him
Her hands, as ever, were folded In her
lap. She looked up quietly :igaln as Mr.
Uterhart his hailtls were In his iwkets
now and his manner was quiet and con
versational began his review of the day
of the shooting. He said she was fran
tically worried when the boy did not
come home. ,
"No matter what Dr. role, the X-ray
man, says, you saw a depression In that
woman'F skull, and we say It Is not a
fontanel hut an unclosed fracture," Mr.
to rer bosom or speak to him? No, she
did not. hut she did speak to Mrs. ueg
never have been held by the Grand
Jury of this county." '
Mr. Weeks mado light of Mr. Uter
hsrt's Illustration how Jack de Saulles
was snot three times from the front,
contending that all the medical testl
money was to tho effect that he was
shot In the back He hlsn attacked
Suzanno Monteau's testimony that de
Saulles was only three feet from his
vvlfo and facing her. saying that If he
had been thcro would have been no
"No one can contend that he was not
n biave man," ho said.
Ho also made much of the fact that
Mrs. de Saulles was able to tell the con
stable where shc put the gun a few
moments after her mind Is supposed to
havo Bonn blank.
"Do you suppose that with a mind , you must acquit her. 1 hat i
gone blank there could have been such The condition of tills wom.i
intelligence that xhe would remember that d.iy Is the vital one v l,
wbete the levoher was? Do you think I out every oilier question ! n
with a mind gone blank she would re- 1 .lustieo Manning eiwgest it
member that James Dontier was the Jurors tako up her mental iui i
man who had brought her over there? ' i because If they iletmnlned th.i
After it plea to the Jury lo do th( f
duty and Uiat only Mr. Wks fn,P
and Justice Manning Immediately igj
Justice; Manning spoke of the i,tin,
phere created In the case by tno s,j,
position of those concerned and toM n.
Jury tit banish It from llieii ml rl
also warned them against prcjudke tn
wnrd either Mis. de S.nillcs or hir 1m
bund because a divorce had ln-'ii tr.iiiti
Ho referred to Mrs. de Saulles,, t s
one "graphically If not ili.nn.i in'
told," and Instructed the Jin it ,i
considering It they must rinwinbi'i n,
she Is charged with a serlutis 1 1 m
"On the people Is placed t
nihility of tleteH-mlnlng her s.iin ,u t
time of the crime," he said. "an. I
Is any reasonable doubt as 'n In
' "Send (or ilie Poller.1
"I don't care If all the doctors be
tween here and New Vork say her mind
was blank, after hearing such perfect co
relatlon between what went before and
after. And If you don't know that what
wan done was wrong, do oti say, 'Send
for the police,' as she did?'"
Mrs. de Saulles' talkw with Frederic
tt. Cotidert on the day nfter the shoot
ing and her talk with Countess Salm.
her other acts during that and succeed
ing days, were cited by Mr. WeeUs In
support of bis contention that she knew
what she was doing and that her mind
was not a blank.
"Do jou remember when I was cross
examining and a Juror yawned." he said.
rt..t1. .. ... n ...II O .1 ,oM
lli. nn M.ii'nn 1,1m Mr WppI.S- Ullll k I St Slid What I Sy
not know tho nature of lu
her act was wrong them wnui i ..
need of considering the rui f ,
He quoted several ryilnlons o a
although Insanity as a ilffei ,
be carefully considered .hist p jj(
nlng said one of the oldest ,i"t
lie knew of gave lack of knuvv lulce
the crime as an excu-c. Me a 1 t i
cry of Christ on the cioss - -l ,u,k. f
give them, for they know not vh,i t
Justice Manning dwelt ,i son-e . ist
on reasonable doubt, explain nu p v
the Jurors had any doubt that would n
peal to a fair mindcl. InMllgpni m.i
tlpy must acquit the defendant m
read his charge slowly and said
"I am qolng sowlv beiaue t i,
very Important I want jo-i t unlfr-
to see her opportunity and keen enough
to turn it to her own advantage."
Mr Weeks contended th.it the shock
Mrs. do Saulles suffered cnue not when
sho shot but Inter in the Jail when she
came to a realization of what she had
ner. If she had grasped the child and done. Her explanation of hlankneso ww
reld htm and then said, 'Ceroo on. Jack
de Saulles, you committed grand lar
eny' and then had shot him she wollld
convenient one. ho said, to wipe out
the little time for which she should be
held to account.
He defined the desTees or cull'
could find aralnst the defendant (,
fill gut to Include the general r tio
"not guilty," which he a'lilcd at (in r.
quest of Mr. Uterhart.
The ciso was given to thn j'ir ai
I'. M when Judge Manning o tiered .n
adjournment till 8 ::it. The Jiu j tln'
went to the (Sarden City Hotel lor tli
ner before beginning deliberations.
other lettfrs show she hadn't really I terhart said parenthetically, describing
changed. She was pouring out her love, Mrs. de Snulles's condition on August 3.
changing her character even, to hold the "When she called up and found that
man's love -and he was away from her 1 the boy had been put to bed. that the
practically the whole time. That s what , thing she had dreaded had come, that
ordering an adjournment until' 1 ..'clock. Mrs. 'do Sullies was the person at the , h r,lrt Attorney hss proved by put-, de Saulles had violated his word of
nslil that Ihe crme would lie "iven In the other pnd of the wire bv ?ett uir before I "' '"" "...nr. - . ........... nn
Jury hs noon us the sun tiling up by both the Jury through Elsie Weeks, a tele.
sides and the JudgeV charge had been i phonf u.ieratnr, the slv. showing a con
finished. It was estimated that between 1 nectlon between the Mlneola Jail and
an hour and nn hour i'nd a half would Mr. Coudert's homi' at i")ster Hii, on
be required by l. ith Ulstrlrt Mtnrni Vi-Blist I between S .in! o'clo-k and f :0S
Weeks and Mr I'terhnrt. and that the 'Not oven then would Jutlce Mantilrst
Mr. Uterhart read some of the "Dinky
llo" letters, ono of which was espe-
' jfi..- ... . . ... I lurnrs would I.mV Mri. .1. KiliiIIp.h' 1'i.ln adlllil tap ( mix erkutlim iitul In rnlv ... . ClJlly ndeartllg
.lonn oe aaunes 10 neiivrr me ixjy 10 n s '? " , : , 7 . , , , . ., . V. , . V. "" 1 "n.i i.i ih verv lime It was written 1
.. .i.i- . .... .. .In their hums b . nVloek. iiiiistion nv Mi I'lpr.int Mr i'.i,1.ji Anil ai me ve lime li was w ruien.
uioiuer vill iiiuriiiiiB. Mia uwb iiui - I - . " ,, , , . , , , , , : ; . .
Poet that there will be anv opposition w iintar .-aui'ii m ihi si.tu- nmn m- iun not .en wirnui inree-.uar'
but If there Is he ban habeas corpus pa
lters which were prepared' for another
Do you Jurors think she was a vain, other unman would do. Did she ro
frivolous woman, or a loving wife who about It In a premldltated wa I can't
wanted nothing but her husband by her see that in any way li was the act of a ,
side"" i nc person. If she wanted to kill hlin ,
she could easily net hint to the ."ru-s.
wavs on some pretext and kill him when
nobody else was around '
She could have shot hlin from behind. ,
eventuality and will use them If nccei
As Mrs. de Saulles Is cleared abso
can tie no legal obstnrlf In the way of
getting her ton Under the law, so It l
said, the boy passes Into her custody
th moment, she Is free
I.rnicth of Addresses.
The ease went to the Jury at precisely
et the bullets spraed all over his head
I like a machine gun. You can't Eet away
u.ld Mr. Uterhart. "dc Saulles was sell-
in rnhntia ,.-rA .,m.m.i..-. ... i ..r.. i... ..f a i ....... .i... .i.. ....ii Inir her house ii nn Docketing Sl.aQO. It
propounded a hypothetical question A talk with .Mis. dc Saulles In the was a ca- of a woman's heart alnst I from the fact that the first bullet hit the. ,
which was really a recital of the prose- Jail on August t. In which she umed n man's cold, calculating mind. Her front Vrtiuckle. i
cutlon's testimony added to the hypo- caution for fe-ir of dictaphones, was re. I saving In .1 later letter that their un-I i
thetlcal question of the defence. It cm- Isted bv Countess .Maude Saltn. wife of happy marrltd life was due to her Is Mr. I'terhnrt lllnstrnlra. i
lutely and her present sanity has not 1 ort;"' mR,,V of ".-'. g letter- Count otto Salm. the tennis player Tie merely the letter of a noble woman and rtfrImr! artiltted that the final i
bc, questioned. It Is argued that there rl Un by Mrs de Sullies to bus- tar seemed ..tUto Interested in a real. J"?! , , ,., bullet hit de Snulir. In the tack. ht?t '
li.iiiu uu.iiiE niv nine ii.'ii -ne nas buiu live couiuesa. i ,iev nave neara or a ' ,,Tr "" ... ... .tJ ,, ..
she was very unhappy because of hli 'ilnic, u duke and a lot of other celebrl- n!-a- " takes a bl? person to say they
treatment ami also the pros.cutli.n'a ev I- tits In the trial, but this was the first ,,r' 'h Brng and yet feel they are
nice a to the occui rcm-es on the night lime a person bearing a title had been ,n 'he rlaht That's exactly vvhst she
of the shooting, which differed radlcall.v pro.lu-.ed In the flesh Countess Salm did In this magnanimous letter she wrote
from the testimony of the defence. 1 said they talked of Inconsequential mat- ' her husliand when she went to Chile In
The nu, stlon was lead to Dr. Isham tern atrl then' Mrs. de hiIIph s.il.l .11.15."
Harris, huperititetident of tho Brooklinl "We must be careful what we talk Mr- Uterhart dwelt on the letters for
. . . . . .. . . . ..... .".. nu " Hill. I ... IIIV l.,mjn.,.l . I11U!I ni' I'll
h ociock. w ner. justice .Manning unisne.i lat Ho!.la, ,r . iHHM. wt,o was I about, became ihere m.iv Hirf.k.. . some time, contrasting the District At
about," and u little later she remarked: ' frnej "s "theory that Ue Saulles was a
nis onarge. me cnarge ronsumea n the star alienist for thn Ulstrict Att.i.nev
hour and fifteen minutes. Mr. L terhart s i , t.mbatli,R the testimony of Mrs. de
address two hours and ten minutes and j Saulles's phvslcian.. that she did not
District Attorney Weeks s address one I !iIlow whMt he WB8 d()lnf , tho time ot
hour and twenty-five minutes. i the shooting.
The Jury Immediately went to the Spirited objection was made by Mr.
hotel for supper. By the court's rterhnrt to the question, but Justice
direction the Jurors nad until .30 .Manning overruled him. remarking that
ociock hefore starting their formal )lc en liberal lu the latitude ex-
dellberatlons. At . :40. however, they , u.Md(M, t0 ,nc dt,tcnco l fr.imlng Its
were back nt the court house with their , f,PS,on an,i ,ntended to deal similarly
hand bngaagre -which meant merely that I th ,,r0!.ecutlon. Dr. Harris then
mey were preparea 10 siay ai me tuuri . w-as asked
nouse until tney reported a verdict or
found themselves unable to agree. They
called for all the exhibits In the case
"Was the defendant mentally sound
I on the nlcht of the shooting and did she
.know tiie nature i.iul nnalttv nf her hcL
iii.s, niouBrapiiB, iiit.uu.iig me , ana Know that her act was wrong? '
X-ray picture of Mrs. de Saulles's skull. -i tltink slie knew what she whs doing."
pictures of th Box, where the shooting snswered Dr. Harris slowlv, "knew the
wa none, una leners wriiien uj .nr. ana i act was wrung and that she wa1. resima-
Mrs. de Saulles.
In summarising the evidence for Mrs
da Saulles and making the final plen
for her life Mr. Uterhart talked to the
Jury from 1 :0S to 3:13 V. M. Justice
Manning alternately listened from his
chair and stood up against a big Amer
ican flag with hands behind his back.
The Jurora were attentive. ' The advo
cate for the defence did not permit
their minds to wander.
In the attitude of the woman for
whom the appeal was being made there
was little departure from her previous
demeanor. She sat about four feet from
Sir. Uterhart at the tnd of the counsel
tftble, facing the Judge and the Amer
ican flag and separated from tho Jury
box only by a polished rail. In her
face was a Utile more color than on
arller days, but she was still very
palo. The sailor collar of her white
flMo for her act.
Justice Manning turned to him quickly
and told him It was nut hi prov
ince to pass upon the Question of respon
It Is awfully nice of vou to come and wonderful husband" with the fact that
see .i murderess" I "he dldn t give her five cents In their
She told Mr. Uterhart that she was a 1 e"r1' married life anl got from her
relative of Jack de Saulles and he did I U,009." . J
not pursue his cross.einmfiii.tinn f,ie. "And yet," cried Mr. terhart. "we
I'terhart Is Complimentary.
The court room had
find thin woman at this time writing to
her husband and asking him to forgive
rnri'tmir nf Hons.
"That transaction began with fraud
i and grand larceny on de Saulles's part."
he went on, telling how she left two
seats nt 1 o'clock In the afternoon when
Justice Manning ascended the bench.
Mrs. de Saulles's sister and brother
were present, but the mother, who If
111, was not.
Mr. Uterhart. leaning toward the
Jury with one band on the counsel
table and the other resting on his hln.
....in.iiB i..r an impar- ' -.,, i, h,r lov. tar him. that's all.
u ,rni n.rf "n? , , ! ,h nl",,r,',e, "ln to the divorce. Mr. Uterhart
it., an? ??, '.Hf"'1 r.Hse m" I reminded the Jury of the facts revealed
the fine ceiitleman thnt he is." 1 ...... ...i. . .v. ..i.i.uiu,
Me fl.rh.rl -.-.I,....,, .... ...... I'" V""- n.u" .
slblllty. and ordered that Dart of his ,, " .u' . ' LJ"r' "I garaing the custody or tne noy. rotnm
..... , ... M" .ii. i'."!!!! . rti.uine.v nan
aserletl that no otherr did Illustrating,
with his own body and left arm Mr.
Uterhart said de Saulles wa facing her
and started to turn while the bullets
"And the way they flew show s she was
shooting nt random." the lavv.ver as.
serted 'There w.i never a case when a
thing like this was done by a person lu
sound sense. If there Is premeditation
the one tiling the murderer does Is to
beat It as fast as he can. He dosn t I
stand around. We don't say she was j
"She was in a state which Dr Jelllffe I
describes as aiitninntlc It Is the same
thing as happens to a man who has
been a merchant In some town and foc.s
off and forgets who he Is and then
suddenly remembers. It U amnesia, for
getfulnes, that's all."
Coming to her sets after the shooting
Mr I terhart said: "She calls up
blank checks with her husband and he . Pr,,,.n of flie man sh h.ns inst shot
bought a house In Kast Seventy-eighth , that the act of a rational person? She
street and took title In his own name. wxnis to go nut of the w'udow, not out
ri an uriuiiai.v ri .'"mi. "Rniii niu (ir tne Hour, sle calls tlie j.i I a zoo.
that he would be In Sing Sing He
testimony stliirk nut
Mr. I'terhnrt then took Dr. Harris In
hand and tried hard to turn him Into a
witness for the defence.
"Have you seen many mlxedema
cases?" he asked.
"Very few," answered the physician.
"Because they are curable, Is It not?"
Treated Oolstde Asylums.
He admitted that they generally arc
treated outside Insane asylums and that
they are not usually placed In State
Dr. Ch-irlei W. Pilgrim of Pough-
keepsle. chairman of the Stato Hospital
I VillimUsInn lhn M'u u aelr.1 II. ninn. .'S. OC
waist fired outside a brown "arrm1'1 I n .,.i ...... ....a n,... v- w.ii .-a varlanc
Behind her. in fhelr usual places,
were her brother and sister. William and
Amalla Errazuris. and the ever present
French maid, Suzanne Montenu. The
mother, Senora' ICrrazurlz, was kept away
from the final scene by the heart affec
tion which had almost c?st her her life
lo, the course of thn -trial.
Across the room as far as they could
get were seated the relatives of John de
Mw. de Saulles was mentally sound
and knew her act was wrong at tho
time of the shooting.
On cross-examination Mr. Uterhart
got him to admit that although he has
watched the defendant dally In court
It Is Impossible for him to determine
from his observations what her condi
tion was four months ago. He' said he
would like to have examined her.
It was not expected In the. morning
Paulles. silent, never even whispering to b,n ..nr, nnp.i,i .i,. .i. .i ,.,
one another the brother, Charles de ,.,,,. oulll bp r(.m.np(1 HCH,n bu, D.
Baulles. nn.l the two sisters. Thirty trlct Attorney Weeks soon Indicated that
newspaper men and women, writing at hft j,ad only a few witnesses to call and
long tables In the lawyers' enc osure and that his hypothetical question would
a telegraph messenger sliding n and out not be an entirely new one. hut merely
with "copy.' complete, the Picture. an addition to that or the dfencc.
Outside the Ivy walled Court Jlouse Jll8toe of ,i,e Peace Jones, before
rows of aiifomobllea waited. Uniformed whom MrH. ,le Sau waB taken on the
chauffeurs blunted their nosts against niKht of the shouting, was his first wit
the glass of the corridor doors far from t uesa aMj tPMflPd t)m, he se(.m(.d t
the court room. . him to bo rational and of sound mind.
Mr. Uterhart s address was not nearly
as "sobl.y" as some murder trial pleas rnrf ,p TpiPpbonln(,,
have been. Mostly he talked to the
Jurors as man to man, restliiK Ws hands George Hoffman, a keeper of tho Jul!,
In his pockets or snuggling one of them then told of seeing Mrs. do Saulles. tel-
HKaiimi nis nip as ue Kcsiiiren wmi me epnoning nboiit 8 o'clock on the morn
omer. tie .jiermuieii an ujiropriaie
note of feeling o fiervudc his voice when
he spoke of ftlanca do Saulles's youthful
love for her husband ami read the lovo
letters of her cloudless days.
Ills voice rm-e and rasped when he
said that de Saulles had at the very
made In his opening speech and said
that they had not teen fulfilled. Re
viewing the testimony of the State's
witness, the valet Jules Hademak, Mr
Uterhart said- it In no way Indicated
that Mrs. de Saulles knew her husband
was at home when she went to the Box
on August 3.
'The prosecution's case," he said,
"starts with a lie. John de Saulles told
his valet to say he was not at hums
when b really was."
The lawyer read Hademak's testl
mony to prove this point end said that
the valet corroborated every detail of
Saulles s story and was at
e only with the narrative of
relatives of dc Saulles.
Her story alio corroborate,, be
said, by the taxi driver and by her old
rnena, n. Stewart Iglehart. whom she
tried to have accompany her to the Box,
Mr. Iglehart fairly dripped respec
tability on the stand," Mr. Uterhart
commented. "He saw no rough educs
on Mrs. de Saulles1 story of her mo
tives in visiting her husband's home"
Everything had been smoothed and
fitted In by other witnesses,
"We hayc the picture, he went on,
cf n distressed and distracted mother
expecting her boy, worrying because
he did not come, setting out to get
Carry Ins of Revolver.
Remember," he went on. "this
woman came to America a stranger.
ft Is uncontradicted that her husband
Ing of August 1 from the Jail. Mr,
I'lernan-s name was mentioned by her.
It has been contended that she was ra
tional enough lo call up Frederic. Cou
dert and that Mr. Coudert recommended
Mr. Uterhart as her counsel.
Mrs. Anna Mooney, the nurse whom
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"The real character of de Saulles,"
the lawyer said, "was shown by hie han
dling of the Seventy-eighth stieet house
matter. It wasn't the boy that de
Saulles was worried about : he wanted
money. He swindled her In the house ;
he wasn't even willing to waive a point
ahout the boy In giving her In a new
ngieement a feeble right to uke her boy
to Chile until he got in return the
entire proceeds of the house, IH.Iiufi.
"It was the same fraud and deceit
and larceny, only this time he capitalizes
not only hr wifely love but her mother
lov There's n little vignette of John
de Saulles's character a man who swin
dles hln own wife and cashes In on the
love of her child. That's John de
Juror No. I bad Ills eyes closed at
this stage in the address, but was listen
ing. Mr. Uterhart also read the 191 letter
In which de Saulles socused his wife
of not having been a wife to htm for
four years and of not playing the game
and told bei that she must turn over
a new leaf, This. Mr. Uterhart said
wns written while de Saulles hsd a ep
aiate establishment and a mistress. The
lawyer Mid that In writing this letter
"do Saulles was making a record for
Make Crowd Titter.
"No man ever keeps a copy of a let
ter to his tvlfe," he onset ved, and the
crowd tittered. "This idol that she has
bowed before she now ces has feet of
lay," was Mr. I'terhart's description of
The Sheriff lemovcs a rope for fear she
will harm herself,
"Dr. Clenhorn, the Jail physician, a
county official, had her put In a room
Instead of a cell mi account of her
mental oondlton and the District Attor- '
ney does not call Dr. Cleghorn, the first
doctor to examine her."
Marshall Ward's testimony thai be
was In the room at the time of shooting
was a fabrication. Mr Uterhart said.
The medical tettlmnnv of the tr.al
xi not canvassed exhaustively by the
counsel for the defence. The hypothyroid
condition was not disputed, nor that this
disease affects brain and nerve cells, he i
said The maternal Instinct was attune
In a woman's brain, he added, "and ;
that's what John de Saulles was up ',
against that nlehf. It's the strongest I
thine In the world. I'e San es thoueht
he was f.iclng a weak ami pour woman,
nut an me armies of the Aill are not
as. strong as the maternal instinct of
protection for Ihe young When h s.ild
to her. 'Vou are never grMnc to have
your boy,' ih! irsttnnt wa crylnj: to
her, 'Don't let him do It . he Is trying to
steal him away from you."
"If her mind lmd bseu right e.isin
would have reminded her of the courts
of Justice, hut she didn't st that mos-
ssge because the wire were cut," ,
"I say to the defendant who sits there!
that she can trust you gentlemen." Mr
Uterhart concluded "Sho Is looking into
thn faces of tho strong, tiuo Ametlcan
gentlemen who are Kolng to give her
full and ample Jutlce by acquitting her
"1 feel that now theie is a spirit in
this room that Is going to fill yout
hearts." Mr Uterhart said softly, turn-
bought the pistol for her In I,archmont the wife's awakening when she heard
in 1919 for her to carrv because nhe -.w.. r. u. tt. .i....a .
- - - - - - ami ,i iiimii i-,nji. . iiiiiiiudi .
was alone and unprotected, On August i "She found out this wonderful man wa.
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loneliest spots on Iiong Island and in don't call It love : merely an affair. Not
a strange taxi cab wilh a strange live with him as his wife'.' Why. good Qod !
driver. Was It extraordinary that she gentlemen, she had ohased him all over
put a revolver In her pocket? Would 1 the world trying to live with him.
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