' FATHER ACQUITTED
OF GIRL’S MURDER
Jury, on One Ballot, Finds Him
Hot Guilty, Despite Testimony
of His Father.
By the Associated Frees.
BRIDGETON. N. X. March 29.
Thompson Dickson, fifty-three years
old, last night was acquitted on a
charge of murdering his fifteen-year
old daughter, Emma, last September
in the rear of their Brlcksboro home.
The jury brought in the verdict for
acquittal after a two-hour session,
which opened with prayer for divine
guidance. Only one ballot was nec
“Thank God,” exclaimed the defend
ant. with upraised hands, when he
heard the jury foreman mumble the
words "Not guilty.”
Benjamin Dickson, the defendants
aged father, who was the principal
* witness in the state’s prosecution of
the case, and who charged his son
with the girl’s murder, did not appear
at the courthouse yesterday.
The accused man was on the wit
ness stand for nearly two hours. He
categorically denied ail the charges
and stories related by his father
Thursday. When asked by his coun
sel, J. Ray Oliver, whether he had
• killed Emma, the gray-haired de
fendant stood up. raised his right
. hand and exclaimed; “I did not kill
my child.” He also denied he had
seen the girl after she left the house
on the night of September 13. as
sumably to buy milk.
IS GUILTY OF SLAYING
Faces Dong Term for Killing Theo
logical Student —Had Been
Drinking Before Tragedy.
‘ By the Associated Press.
NEW YORK. March 29.—Paul A.
Henry, a student policeman, last
night was found guilty of first degree
manslaughter for fatally shooting
Charles Rice, a Roman Catholic semi
narian, last January 27. The charge
was second degree murder, but the
jury had the option of returning a
lesser degree: its finding carried a
sentence'of from ten to twenty years.
Henry admitted he had been drink
ing before the shooting, but denied he
was intoxicated, contending his act
was Justified since Rice ran when he
demanded that he submit to arrest.
Henry and Rice were on a subway
train, and Henry said he saw Rice
place his hands on passengers’
pockets and that when the train
peached a station he started to arrest
the seminarian. The latter, however,
ran through the crowd and when
Henry reached the sidewalk he fired.
Cost of living dropped two-tenths
of 1 per cent in January.
Exceptionally Good Homes
At Very Low Prices
Petworth —$8,750 |
Very nice home of 6 rooms and bath, with hardwood floors and I
trim, hot-water heat, electric lights, gas and many other modern
*• conveniences. House is on large lot. with room for garage. Must I
be seen to be appreciated. Small cash payment, with easy terms. I
Columbia Heights—s9,2so I
# Half Block off 14th St. i
Beautiful home, containing 6 rooms, bath, hardwobd floors, I
electric lights, gas and other improvements. House is in perfect % I
condition and is a very good buy. Can be bought for small cash
payment and easy terms. i
Otis Street—sl2,soo. Just off 14th St. |
Home of 7 large rooms and tile bath, with parquet floors, hard
wood trim, hot-water heat, electric lights and other conveniences.
House is in perfect condition and is on large lot with room for
double garage. Small cash payment, with easy terms. j
Good Location—s7,2so |
Six rooms, bath, hot-water heat, hardwood floors, electric lights,
gas. Home in perfect condition. Nice lot, with garage space. I
' Priced very low, with very easy terms.
Takoma Park—sß,ooo |
Especially good suburban home of 6 rooms and bath, with many I
improvements. Lot is large and grows various kinds of fruit and I
berries. This house is very attractive and will prove to be a good
investment. Very easy terms. f j
Six-rochn and bath home* with all modern improvements. One
acre of ground, with shrubbery, fruit and berries. Good buy, with
easy terms. I
Aurora Heights J
Eight-room and bath home in perfect condition, with many im- I
provements. Large lot, with chicken run, fruit, berries, etc. Easy Ij
F. H. DAVIS
205 Cmitinental Trust Bldg. I
14th & H Streets N.W.
Main 1640 Columbia 4482 |
3001 and 3005 Albemarle Street |
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Open Sunday for Inspection I
I Superb New Homes in a Wonderful Location, |jl
Unsurpassed for Natural Beauty Anywhere
in the City
These detached homes are of the center hall type ■;
with very large rooms, ten in number, with three baths, I
and contain every convenience desired by the practical
| housekeeper. The lots are 75 feet front by 150 deep,
and have an abundance of shade trees, beautiful lawns, I
'' I shrubbery and evergreens. i
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The outstanding feature of these properties, how- |
f;’ ever, is their construction. We do not hesitate to say |
|'j there are no better built houses on the market today,
and we confidently assert that an inspection will con- I
|| vince you of this fact.
To inspect, take Connecticut Avenue car to Albe- |
I marie Street, which is two blocks north of the Bureau |
of Standards, and walk one square east.
Moore & Hill, Incorporated
' | 730 17th Street N.W. |
THE TIMID SOUL. . ' —By WEBSTER.
APP*OACHCSTHe CL€&K in a
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ROOM WITH \
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THE EVENING STAR. WASHINGTON, D. C„ SATURDAY, MARCH 29. 1924.
i OPEN FOR INSPECTION
j Sunday From 2 to 6
| Decatur St. - Morrison St.
| W hite Stucco House; 8 Chevy* Chase Home at a
I Rooms and Bath : Garage on Bargain 8 Roo 2 Baths,
Paved Aliev; Newly Painted _ b ’ _
j and Decorated. This cer- Garage; Paved Alley; Ex- j
tainly will appeal to you. cellent Condition.
BE SURE TO Don’t Miss This Opportunity
INSPECT SUNDAY to Inspect Sunday
I BORDEN & NEWBOLD j
| 1415 K N.W. Main 280 !
' in the
I Dent Building
j 1409 L Street N.W.
>ij Large, bright, welt ventilated rooms; central, conven
ient location. The only office building in the entire block.
I Rooms single or en suite. Apply:
!; I GARDINER & DENT, Inc., Agents
| On Premises
I Main 4884
||| AN UNUSUAL BARGAIN IN |
3100 South Dakota Avenue N.E.
Masonry construction. Nine very large rooms and tiled
! bath. Glassed-in sun room. Two open fireplaces. Built-in
, bookcases. Beamed ceilings. Large porches. Hot-water, |
heat and electricity. Space for three more rooms in attic. j
| Lot has over 100 feet frontage on South Dakota Avenue and
j 26th Street and overlooks triangular park. Garage.
OPEN ALL DAY SUNDAY
lake Mount Rainier cars; get off at South Dakota Avenue,
Woodridge, and walk one block south. One car fare. Or drive out
Rhode Island Avenue to South Dakota.
WOODWARD & VEJTH
2029 Rhode Island Avc. N.E. North 730
| Office Open Sunday |
Britain's Official Hangman Quits
After 23 Years Without Excuses
Has Sprung Trap for Dozens of Criminals, But Had
Friends Wrinjg Necks of
By the Associated Press,
LONDON, March 29.—John Ellis, the
official hangman of Great Britain, has
resigned his job, but has not given
any reason for doing so.
For more than twenty-three years
he had held the position and dozens
of criminals, notorious and otherwise,
passed through his hands to their
doom', among whom were Crippen,
Roger Casement and Edith Thompson,
the last woman executed in England.
H© is a student of criminology and
reads the accounts of murder trials in
DR. C. F. WISHART ILL.
Presbyterian Moderator Has Mild
Form of Typhoid.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa.. March 29.
Dr. Charles F. Wishart of Wooster,
Ohio, moderator of the General As
sembly of the Presbyterian Church in
the United States of America, is suf
fering from a mild form of typhoid
fever in a Pittsburgh Hospital, it was
announced yesterday from the offices
of the general assembly here. Phy
Best Value in Washington
833 to 47 T Street N.E.
you to inspect these houses.
1 t *"c 1* htsr dee' lot t ' I
WHO OWNS ONE
uiltf Owned and For
Built to Last a Century
• Price, $21,500.00
5 ■ ■ FW v
This brick house is built on a large lot overlooking Rock
It contains eight jooms besides an inclosed sleeping porch
and exceptionally large and nicely finished attic, suitable for
• servants’ quarters.
There is a beautiful stone fireplace in the living room. The
basement is exceptionally bright. It contains a large built-in
garage and coal and cold storage rooms.
TO INSPECT—Drive not 16th street to Vanuta aid west <m
Varaam to 4330 Terrace.
The Air Is Fresh and Pure
in Chevy Chase, D. C.
THE HIGHEST TO^mCHEVY C.
With Homes Nestling Among Beautiful Pine Trees
Charles E. Wire, Inc., have just finished nine beautiful homes
| with eight rooms and reception hall, fully tiled bath, built-in
I tubs, hot-water heat, open fireplace, glassed-in sun porch, hard
wood floors, extra shower, Pittsburg instantaneous water heater,
something new in kitchen furnishings, houses fully screened,
I garages, ample lots.
COME OCT SUNDAY—Conn. Avc. can to Chevy
Chase Circle, east on Rittcnhooae St. to Broad Braaeh
Road, aid look for oar slam on ample hour. Salesmen
on premises from IOiOO to BiSO, or phene fop anto.
TERRELL & LITTLE, Inc.
Phone Main 3285 1206 18th St. N.W.
Evenings Phone Franklin 1686-J or West 3118-J
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the newspapers with professional in
His fee for dispatching a criminal
was 60 shillings and another 50 shill
ings for “good conduct.” The lat
ter amount was paid in consid
eration of the fact he was forbidden
to stay at a public‘house near the
scene of an execution and earn a
commission for attracting custom, as
was the executioner’s privilege In
Ellis Is a breeder of poultry and it
Is said that he is so devoted to his
birds that he gets a friend to wring
the necks of those he wants to kill.
cians said there was no cause for
Dr. Wlshart was taken ill while on
a tour of churches. It was decided to
cancel his engagement for a speaking
trip to the Pacific coast.
FOUND BURNED TO DEATH.
SEN'OIA, Ga., March 29. —A charred
stump with flames still flickering
served as a funeral pyre for W. M.
Odum, elghty-flve, civil war veteran.
whose burned body was found In a
solitary spot in a field on bis farm
Thursday. He had been burning
grass in preparation for spring plant
Members of the family said the
| Near Comer of 14th |
| Street and Park Road |
| Near Riggs Bank Building, New Tivoli Theater I
| and Arcade Market
| In a section which real estate authorities predict will 1
| shortly be second to none in Washington. Values con- 1
1 tinually rising.
| Three-story brick, lot over 50x120, good income pro- 1
| PRICE AND TERMS VERY ATTRACTIVE
I GARDINER & DENT, Inc.
1 Main 4884 1409 L Street N.W. 1
| OX ALL HEIGHTS'
■ Overlooking the Scenic Potomac
I Many Will Build
■ Terms —individual homes such as
I As Low As this 0,1 their own lots in this
I eino beautiful suburb this spring.
■ SIOO You, too, can possess a cozy
I Cash dwelling here at very rea
■ sonable costs. Many choice
I Balance Monthly sites are still available.
■ In Small Payments. Why not see for yourself
■ 20 Minutes by Chain Bridge-Cabin John Car Line or
■ 12 Minutes Over Q Street Bridge via Reservoir Road
I Office on C, C, f,ACEY 710 14th Street
Property * Mam 7787
Priced Very Low
■P* ■ ■ I —■ " ' ■»
4302 Chesapeake St. N.W.
One Block Went of Wisconsin Avenue
These homes are detached. Large lots. Alley. The arrange
ment we know will suit you. Living room 12x23; handsome fire
place. Electric floor plugs in every room.
Closets large enough for dressing rooms
Open 9 A.M. to 9 P.M.
Built, Owned and for Sale By
Allen C. Minnix, 1416 F St. N.W.
Phone M. 538 >
BROKERS TAKE NOTiCE
For Colored of the Better Class
Prospective home owners may find it to their advan
tage to know some general information about GLEN
It is one-half mile long. It is mile wide. There
are within its boundaries 22 city blocks, most of them
double size. There is room for about 300 homes, of which
118 have been built. There has been considerable de
velopment of streets, electric lines, sewer and water, and
a school worth SIOO,OOO. The people have access to
churches, citizens’ associations and the various activities
1 which go to make up a prosperous home community,
The money spent in this development, which includes
municipal improvements, power lines and homes, will run
well toward million dollars. And, remember this, it is
largely being paid for with rent money tha* was formerly
Last week we announced our project at 42d and Clay,
4 homes were bought this week. We have left 2on 42d,
5 on Clay, 2on Dix, one on Brooks end 2on 44th. They
have 5 large rooms, range, heater, electric lights, large
lot; room for garage; lawn and garden.
Prices from $3,750 to $4,350. The cash payment and
monthly payments are such that almost any family can
Cut this ad out and come out Sunday. It will pay
you. Every courtesy will be extended by Mr. Beverly,
who is in charge, but you will not be annoyed by agents
if you just come to look us over.
! To get there take the car on H street or New York ave.
marked District Line, get off at 44th N.E. at the 3-way sign, go
south into Glendale. It starts on the high ground 3 blocks south;
or motor straight out the Benning road over the viaduct cross
ing the railroad to 44th street and turn north.
—through the week between William P. Irvin
10 AM. and 5 P.M. and ask
to be shown the homes. 1410 G St. N.W.
aged man was exceedingly feeble and
advanced the theory that he fell
across the stump and was unable to
Mr. Odum served In the Confeder
ate army and was cited for bravery.
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