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?? Law OlllcorH Subject to IdhikIhoiiiik1
Knforccment Enactments I'u
Washington, Jan. 26.?The House nT
day declared itself in fawn- of ihc goveminent
exerting its authority in aw
etiort to statup out lynching, pasBing
by a vote of 1230 to 11$, >the Dyer antilynching
Seventeen Republicans joined 102
Democrats in voting In the opposition
while citfht Democrats and one Social
% 1st (London, of .New York) voted with
221 Republicans in favor of the mens
Republicans who voted in the nogn*
tlvowere: Darbour, California, Brown
TetmeBseo* uiou8e, 'ienne.^see; vjmry,
) "California; French, Idaho; Derrick.
Oklahoma; Mersey, Maine; Jones.
Pennsylvania; Kolley, Michigan; Raj
ton, Delaware; Ruco, Massncliusettes;
"Nolan, California; Parker, New jersey
"Robertson, Oklahoma; Sinnolt. Oregon;
Slemp, Virginia; Stafford, Wiscon
r 'fllti.
Democrats who voted in the aillnnativo
were: Campbell. Pennsylvania,
'Cochran. New York; Cullen, Nov
York; Gnllivan, Massachusetts; John
son, Kentucky; Mend, New York;
O'Brien, Now Jersey; Ratney, Illinois.
The hill provides lifo imprisonment
for lessor penalties for persons who
* participate in lynch!ngs and for State,
county and municipal oillcinls who fail
through negligence to prevent them.
Tho measure also stipe Mates that the
county in which mobs form or kill nnj
' one shall forfeit $10,000 to the families
of the victim. v
Democratic opponents of the bill, do
r feated in attempts to recommit it to
tho Judiciary Committee and to strike
out the enacting clause, made no concerted
effort to have amendihents adopt
ed. They declared "the vicious prlneP
pie of the hill could not be changed by
amendments, but expressed confidence
fchtat the measure never would reoe.'vo
Sonate approval.
Except for a few perfecting amenomeats
offere<l by Chairman Volstead of
the Judiciary Committee, amendments
proposed by individuals were rejected.
One by Representative French. Jtepubllcan,
Ohio would have eliminated the
provision requiring counties to forfeit
$10,000 to families of mob victims.
One committee amendment approved
removed from the. bill the requirement
that counties through which a mob
pnsscd should pay a $10,000 penalty.
Another one accepted defined a mob
aa three or more persons acting togeth
or to take human life illegally. The
1)111 originally defined a mob as five or
more persons acting togethor.
During debate, whicn continued intermittently
for a month, opponents
of the measure declared it would be an
unconstitutional invasion of Stato
rights and would have a tendency to In
erense rather than decrease Ivnch
ICS. They also charged that Republiis
were supporting tho proposal for (
iticnl reasons.
Proponents, however, contended that
itcs, espeotnlly in the South, had
led to handle the situation and that
atTord all races protection punran- (
id them under the Federal Const ilull
It was necessary for tho Federal
rernimnt to take a hand. j
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Mr. A. M. Reed T>ald to Rest.
The funeral services of Mr. A. M.|
tod were held at tho First Baptist]
urch, (Sunday, January 2 2, 1922,<
s illness of two weeks was" cored
by him with great Christian
tlence. Tho friends and neighbors
s thanked for the kindness shown.
?Ills Daughter.
The annual meeting of the eto?k(dors
of the Mechanics Savings
tlk wi'l he held. Tuesday, February
1922, 8:20 P. M. at the Pythian Cats
. 727 N. Third Street.
J. M. O. RAMSEY, Secretary.
IUSE - 230 TO W
n( f(?' Knllrni to I*rotect IVImttera.
I Toetli in Now Federal I*ww\
Many ProTntncYit Mow Ift>ld "Slifdres.
<Vvmpa*>y Iwcrt/porntcd.
Kimball, W, Vn., Jan. 27;-?A short
time ago several of tlic leading cltizone
of Kimball were organized Into The
Ethiopia Mercantile and Jtoulty 0?ni
puny, incorporated with a capital stock
of $10,000. TV? date, $4,000 of that Bin-.;
has been subscribed. Tho company wag.
Incorporated to do goneral wholesale
) and retail grocery, mercantile businosd
j and real estate. i
J The company has purchased a pioi.?\
I of property valued at $3,300. This site
J overlooks the Norfolk and Western
Railway, and is in the busiest section
of lower Kimball. Already plans are
being drawn to erect a modern three
story apat tmout building.
At present gieat enthusiasm seems
to bo evinced for the company and its
project. There are several negotiations
on hand for other property. In all prdb
ability (hero may lie a consolidation o'
(he colored corporations of this section.
T. II. Page. Manager of the Klniha''
Undertaking Company is president oi
(he Ethiopia Mercantile and Really
Company, Inc.: O. L. Miller a prom)
nent em/en, vice-president; John v
Smilh head of (ho Science Department
Kimball High St'hool, scerotary-trcvi
urcr. The Board of Directors includes:
Uohert Patterson, Chairman, brakes
man, Norfolk and Western; Mik?
Jones also Itailroad man; John A. Coop
or and John Steele. lending drayman
of the city; A. M. Moore, ranking phy
sicinn of tli's section; B. P. Pearson, 11
T,. Campbell;* A. W. Hampton,; J. Ho'
land and O. D. Halt on nil citizons oi
This company bids fair to be one of
the most progressive in the race.
1 Secretary-Treasurer.
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i>Esn?sEY-wri;ns rout is being
New York, Jan. 28.?William A.
Brady, theatrical producer and spovis.
promoter today placed 150,000 in n
hank here as a forfeit and guarantee
of his good faith in seeking to arrange
n match between Jack Dempsey and
, Harry Wills, colored heavyweight.
| Mr. Brady said that 'll he could bring
Jack Keariis, Dompsoy'k manngor to bo
liove in tlio success of nuch a bout he
would immediately post an additional
$150,000. Dompscy's share of the purse
would ho $15 0,000 and Wills' $50,001Conditions
of the bout would be th?
.same as those under which the Carpcn
.tier- Depsoy affair of last summer was
Koariirt said no ?i?? roiibidcrlng th?
.Sunday Service* at Second IWiptlst.
I "L "" .
' 0:30 A. M. Sunday School. Dr. M. B
i uunvn,, oil [H.-i ill I (Milium .
j 11:30 A. M. Pant or will proach. Subject:
"Sweetened Waters."
8:30 P. M. The pastor's subject: "A
Woman Eaten by Dogs." Suitnblo *i*?
ic by tbo Choir under the direction 01
Prof. Chas. 'M. Bland.
The public is invited to worship
with us.
DR. Z. D. I-iEWIS, Pastor.
M. DEANH, Church Clerk.
Tbo almost forgotten golden grin of j
big Jack Jofhnson. one time champion
heavyweight, pugilist was rovealed in !
Newnfrk yesterday when he appearingj
at a theater in that city was arveatcd ;
(or driving his automobile to the right j
of a trolley car in violation ?f;tt*fB?!
rules. Johnson left $50 at-the police]
station as bond for hijs appearanoo in i
court on Saturday morning. j
(New York Herald.)
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"Tho Heavenly (late Ajar"?A Sacred
Ministers, Masons, Eastern Start?,
Odd-Fellows, H. H. of Ruth, Elks, Usncis
of all churches, along with the general
i>uiyii". are cordially invited to w't
tiess what your sister, daughter, your
?nma(e is presentlngg for the upbuilding
of Gods Kingdom In "Tho Heaven
iy vjiu u /vgiir. j\ oacreu oenario.
In ft bargain for souls for the dovll
by a hypocrite.
A Horinon by fourteen people to
Ohrlst'ans, lxurksl'tiers and sinners,
dramatized, directed and copyrighted'
1917 by Mine. Madeline II. Lucas, ot
New York City; rights reserved. At
Truo Reformers Mall February 7th
Tuesday night. Admission 25 cents
Reserved Heats 35 cents.
At Rising Mt. Zlon Baptist Church.
A United effort by Rising Mt. Zloo
and Calvary Churches. Rev. O. S
Slmins D. D? of PlUsburg. Pa., w'll
, nrench every night.
This great evangelist conies to Rich
mond after having conducted some of
tlio greatest revivals In this counir..
For twenty-eight years bo has been
?a88 or of tli.e groat Institutional Rod
men Street Baptist Church of Pitt*.
; hurg.
Yoo uro Invited to attend these meet
' tngs of soul hunting, sin destroying
' nnd Devil driving, making Jcsuh
Christ the centor of attraction,
i Good Singing. Good Preaching, and
Christian Fellowship.
Campaign begins Sunday February
5th lasting ton days.
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Y. W. O. A. NOTES.
Dospito the Inclement weather quite
a few persons attended Vespers oi.
last Sunday afternoon. The last discus
slon on "Our Purpose" was given by
Dr. Bosslo B. Thnrpo. In a very force
fnl address. Dr. Tl/arno outlined liow
inn Young Worn oil's Christian Associut
Ion seeks tobocomo a social foroo for
tho extension of the Kingdom of God.
Tt? forial program includes not only
good times and activities for girls and
women hut proper housing, proper su?
roundings and condit ions in work and
the bringing together of all groups inro
an or go,nixed group for the promottou
of Christian standards. Its seeks to
teach one not only a community spirit
hut a spirit of world wido brotherhood
and service.
The annual membership meeting
was held on last Wednesday evening.
Tho Committee of Management for this
year was elected . The now "By-Laws
wero road by the djfecordlng Secretary
for the information of the membership.
Twenty-four memberships including
several renewals wore reported. After
the businosa, meeting, the Rocognitloo
Service was hold . Eneh member pros
ent pledged herself ready and willing
to Berve tho Association in whatever
way she could host do so for tho coming
year. Miss McPnll mado a short
talk on the New Spirit In Membership
showing how membership now meant
not what one gets frofm but what ser
vice one ronders to the "Y." The social
hour was very much enjoyed which
ments served.
At the Vospor hour on Sunday after
noon at G o'clock Mr. G. N. Lew will he
the speaker Special music will bo ren
dered. Wo cordially invito yon to be
Miss Glayda .T.,Williams will come to
us on Monday, February 6th for a
month's visit. During her stay Miss
Williams will conduct special work H
Health. Education omi T)nnm'iiin-i
Ml ss Adola F. Ruflln spent, a few I
days'with*lis last, week and will return
in March for a two weeks visit when
special cotnmlttce organisation will be
A Cook Warn ted.
WANTED'?A Female Cook. Apply tc
Slaughters' Cafe. 514 N. Second St...
Richmond, Va.
Watchman Wanted.
WANTED?-An Aged Man As Watchman.
Apply to Smith Moore Vehicle
Co., 313 N. 4th ntroct. city.
J/otter of Thnnks.
Richmond, Va., January 30, 1922
Mr. A. Wl Holmes, Supremo Orand
Master, National Ideal Benefit Socloty,
210 E. Clay St., Richmond,
Dofcf Sir,?-J r?eolT?fl cli :ek
$100, amount due me on account of
' tk? loss of my husband, William
j Bong, who was a mamher of fllch\
mond Dodge, No. 62. I *iank you
f and the Order.
i Witnesses: 21 W: Clay Bt.
I T. Li. Bererly,
Thowae Flnkney.
Musicians Beaton, Then l'ut 011 Trnln
and Sent North.
Miami, Jan, Sfv-Guardtfrt by an es
cort of pollco six members of a colored
orchestra employed at a tourist hotel
here were taken today to a northern
suburb and placed 011 a train bound for
their homes in Columbus Ohio. The
musicians Inst night were lured to the
outskirts of the city and beaten by a
mob and wnruod, the orchestra mom
bers said, to leave Miami within fou.
hours. Some of their instruments wore
Several complaints had been mado to
the police that the orchestra had no.
conducted themselves in accordance
with Southern cuntonfb, had sought to
mingle with white persons In the parks
and at entertainments and that ib<
leader of the orchestra on ono occasion
loft his place with the orchestra and
stopped on tho floor to direct n now
Witness Says Officer Fired at Soldier
Who Refused to Out I trend.
Washington, IX- C., ]nn, 25.?dleaum
lug Its inquiry into chargos of alleged
illegal executions of Aiucticun soldiers
oversoas, the special Senate Investigating
committee was told today by Hon
ry Gentry, colored of Lawrence, Knit.,
that in France ho saw Major Joseph
Phillips of Orange, N. J., colored shoot.
William Patterson, a colored private
for refusing to help a cook cut broad.
Gentry, who testified while an ambulance
waited outside l.lio Senate
office building to take him to a liosplta.
to bo opcratod On for appendicitis, suul
n...? ? 1
i-uiiuiaon l.nuv uieu, occoruing to gei.
eral reports ami that so far as lie knew
the colored major was not. tried.
"Do you know of your own knowledge
that Patterson died?" Gentry was
uskod. |
"No sir, but. lie went to the hospital |
and never came back." ;
The banging of a colored soldier at'
Bcllville, France, was described by
!Col. James P. Barney of the Army
War College who said the court-innrttai
was composed of seven colored and five
white oillcers with a colored oillcer as
Judge advocate. The soldier was convisted
of assaulting a Fronch' woman, ;
sixty years old, he said..
Testimony of Charles P.* Green, a
former service man, previously heard
by the committee that nine soldiers
[ were shot, and killed by the military
I police and taken to Base Hospital No.
| 9. at Chateau Roux in December 1$18,
I was denied by three medical offlcors on
duty at tbe hospital at the time. The
I witnesses, Prs. James P. Erskine and
Richmond Stephens of New York city,
and Dr. Donald E. McKenna of Brook
lyn were positive in asserting that no
bodies of men murdered were sent to
tire hospital.
A number of men stationed at Is-siu
Tille in 1919 were called to testify as
to executions at that post, which War
Department reports showed to havo
numbered two, hut which some witness
os appearing heretofore have placed
at about "ten or twelve."
John MoDormet of Indianapolis, Rus
snl C. Young of Philadelphia, James
\V. Brown of Dynbrook. N. Y., and Will
ter A. McAfee of Cooper Hill, Tenn.,
declared only two soldiers were banged
there?a white mnn ami n< colotred one
?and all instated they heard no ro
ports of "wholesale executions.
Senator Watson. Georgia bronglit
out that the witnesses testifying as
to Is-sur-Tille had written members ot
the committee expressing a desire to
be heard.
James W. IiOfllty of New York Citj
who as a captain In the Quarter-mas
fer's Corps was stationed at Gievres
for nearly two years testified there
was only one execution in that area as
listed by the War Department. Deserlb
ing discipline at Geivres as good. Ijofllty
said there was a lot of talk and feel
ing after an assistant secretary of War
whom lie identified as "Mr. Itoscnwald
had made a speech there in which ho
nsserted thnt colored soldiers would bo
given better treatment after the war.
"The white troops wero so bitte:
about the speech that some of them
felt liko lynching Itosenwnld," said the
?Mr. W. IT. ITatchor of 1917 T)ecd< \
tur street is confined to his homo on
account of sickness. His madam who
i has boon very sick is convalescent.
?Mr. Jj. L^ugstbn King,'Jr., contla* .
i ues" very sick at his hoVno, 1017 Hull
?tre*t. ?- 1
I "I Iilf IIUHPW11 'l|? '?11 ?1 ii tt r
WARY 4, 1922
Oklnlionin City, 24.?Five keif
confessed members of the iairty that
lynched Jake Brooks, colored pucker i
worker on January i4 were sentenced
to sei ve life terms at hard labor in the
Btute penitentiury in McAlester wae?
they pleaded guilty today belore Jucge
James I. Phelps in District Court.
The five aro Leo Whitley, 251;
Charles Polk, IS; Elmer Yeurta, 19,
all white and Robert Alien 27, couBiu
of the lynched man, and Nathan IJutloi
40 both colored.
Whitley and Yenrta aro members of
the Butcher Workmon's Union which
is on strike here and Polk is admitted
lyly a union sympathiser. Brooks tho
man lynched, was a nonunion packing
house worker.
.Rfoben McAllister and J. V. Harris,
thto remaining two men under arrest
hare for alleged complicity In tho lynch
ins aro planning to fight tho murder
charge. The other two alleged members
of the band aro ]olin Yenrta, broth
et of Elmer Yearta now said to be in
Arkansas and Oscar Smith now under
arrest in Mart, McLennan county, Texas
where one of Sheric B. Dane's depu
ties lias gone to bring him to this city.
All the men declared they merol>
stood by while the colored man was
strung up. None of them admitted hav
ing a hand on tho ropo or going to the
place with the intention of taking a
"'I do not think thoso boys had mu.
dor in their hearts when they went ou(
there," the County Attorney said. On
account of their youth and for the further
reason they may he of assistance
to the State later on I make the reconi
mondation they he given life sentences.
Each of the men stated he did not
know whether the union ofllclals knew
anything about the intention or acts of
the men in lynching Brooks.
Judge Phelps took particular pains
to ask the men if they had any intention
of lynching Brooks when thc>
took him from his home.
They all said they understood they
were going to n dance where a number
of non-union men were said to be and
start a fight. Even after Brooks was
... v?v WVItUTUll, UlUy &U1U,
they wero taking him out to tell him
not to go buck to won-k and possibly to
whip him.
Owing to the inclemency of the
weather last Sunday, our Sunday
School and Church was poorly attend
11:30 A. M. our pastor Rev. C. a.
Cobb preached an excellent sermon,
using as his subject: "Christ in t'.\c
Midst." "We bad a joyful time.
8:30 P.M. our pastor preached anoin
er strong gospel sermon to the delight
or all present.
We have a Rood many on the sick
list. Let us call to see them. Rev. W
L. Tuck has keen added to this list.
Tomorrow at 11:110 A. M. our pastc.i
will preach an ovangelistic sermon. I et
us come out and pack the house.
3:30 P. M. our regular Communion
8:30 P. M. we all will ro over to R'.s
ing Mt. Zion where the two churches
will begin their revival services. Sor
vices will he conducted by Rev. O. IV
Simms of Pittsburg, Pa.
The Richmond Raptist Sunday
School Union will convene tomorrow
3:30 P. M. at the Trinity Raptist
church. Rev. K. 'D. Turner pastor.
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?'Mrs. Vergie James of 1513 Decatur
street, who has been very sick is slow* j
ly improving. *
\ 1
Newport News, Va., Nov. 20, 192'.. j
This is to certify tlmt I have roceiv j <
ed from John Mitchell, Jr., Grand
Chancellor of tho Grand T.odgo of Va. )
Knights of Pythias N. A.; S. A.; E.; ' <
A.; A. and A. ($7R.OO) Seventy-five do. : i
loy in payment of the Death Claim' of : 1
Brother Roland Vick, Sr., who was a <
member of Prince of Poaco Dodge Wo. 1
114 of Newport News, Va. \
. Signed: j 1
Bonoficlary. (
Witnesses: < 1
, J. E. BYRD i
S% A. THOMAS. { 1
E. S. KEEN D. D. G. C. 1
g- ' I .- I II II
The Republican National Commiteo.
the highest republican authority
icting between conventions!, is compo.jd
of forty-eight member*?one member
from cnclt state and territory. Each
3f these members is consulted about
Ihc distribution of patronage in their
states. In the Committeeman UoFa
States?. In tho states that have rcpubli*
can senators and congressmen, the Nat
tonal Committeeman act in harmony j
nml with the advice and conent of hts(
senators and representatives in Congress.
In these states represented by
democratic senators and congressmen,
the National Committeeman acts with
his state orngnization ami has the fin
al word In recommendations to thu
President for the distribution of patron
ago in Ills own state.
Mr. Johnson is the lone Negro inembei
of tho Committee, representing thirteen
million people throughout the na
tion and lias the most potential follow
ing behind him of any National Com
mitteeman. Yet. he alone is disfraiv
chined, the administration recognizing
t.he rocommondatlons of every othei
National Committeemen except Mr
Mr. Johnson being colored and tho
other forty-seven white, the American
people, rogardless of color, cannot escape
the oonclusion that the President
has. disfranchised Mr. Johnson hecause
of his race, and previous condition
of servitude.
Tho country may no! know, but if
ought to know, that Mr. Johnson lu-.s
no influence at tho White House, dc
splto the fact, that he is National Com
mitteeman elected by the same Nation
al Convention that nominated the Pres
ident.; desplto the fact that lie hr.n the
regular organization of his state at his
hack said organization having been
stamped as regular by th?5
same convention In 1920 that nominated
the President; despite the fact thai
ho represents thirteen m'llion peonlo
who cast six naillio,, votes distributed
throughout the country, and without
whose united support tho republicans
can noither win congress nor a president..
Mr. Johnsoh has not enough Sn
fluenco to land a single appointment
for a constituent or himself.
It is univorsnlly understood that Mr.
Johnson is persona noti grata at the
White House; despite the fact that Mr
Johnson rendered a greater service by
rca.son of the group he represented to
bring about tho election of the present
admnist rat ion, than any other one ia
dividual in America, he has no influence
with the administration. He is
literally disfranchised, afraid to go t?>
tho White House and without an audience
with tho Chairman of the Nationid
Committee of which lie is a member.
Tho COlintTV is nntiflnil In Utinxir tin.
reasons for tills condition of affairs.
Mr. Johnson owes it to his state and
to his group to explain why he is so elo
quontly silont under the handicap and
ostracism placed upon him by utted (lis
(Continued on Page 2.)
Gftrd of Tlmnks.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dahney wish to
thank their many friends for their useful
services rendered them during the
illness of thoir daughter, Clara M. Dahney.
May the richest blessings of our
Heavenly Father rest upon them.
Miss Clara M. Dnliney Passes Away.
Miss Clara M Tlnl.nnv n
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Dabnoy of Rio
Vista, Va.. foil asleep in Jesus January
2S, 1922. Plucked as a flower, yet in
its bud, called in the prime of life.
The funeral procession passed quietly
from their stately residence to tl;(>
Quiocnsion Baptist. Church, where Ziou
town Court No. 17S Order of Calanthe
was awaiting in line. The remains
wcro placed before the altar. On the ros
trum were Rev. W. E. Bunks, (be paston
and Rev. J. E. Fountain, pastor of
Pilgrim Journey Baptist Church.
Tko devotional exercises were conducted
by BJo.v. W. E. Brinks. Rev. J. E. i
Fountain read tho Scriptures, the 19th 1
chapter of Job. Letters of condolence
were read from Zion-town Sunday
School and Zlontown Court No. 17S. .
Solo by Miss Lottie Harris. Rev. W.
E. Banks took his text from R,ev. 22d ;
chapter. 5th verse: And there shall he
no night thoro and t.licy need no candle
neither light of tho sun for the Lore
God giveth thorn light; and they shall ^
reign forrover and ever. He spoke of her
beautiful christian life and her active,
diligent and useful service rendered to
her Sninlay School and church. Rev. |.
E. Fountain also spoke of the dutiful
christian life of tho deceased. Solo 1>>"|
Mr. Davonport Thompson. "I/and of tho ,
[Tnsettlng Sun." at the conclusion of,
tho services tho remains were borne
slowly and quietly to their last Testing j
plnco.and tho littlo hoap of sod was cov,
orod With beautiful flowers, given by
parental, rolativos and friends. !
wr" Jk
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11 ...I ' PRICE,
I WIDER rj |
Now York, Jan 30.?Luther Boddv H
was convicted lnat night of first degree H
murder for tho killing of Det.octiVv H
Sergeant FrnnCla [. Buckley nfter the"
jury lmd deliberated for two hours ami
twenty minutes. He will he sentence.!
Friday by Justice I sudor Wasservogei
in the Suyromo Court. Tho vordict H
leaves no alternative penalty to death H
in the electric chair. H
lloddy uIbo had killed Detective Bar I
geant William A. Miller hut could bo H
tried for only one murder at a time
lie faced the jury with a smile and
heard the verdict without changiun
countenance. He looked to the rear of
the courtroom wlion h<? wife uttered n I
low moan and fell forward from her I
seat. She was carried out of the room I
by four court attendants. H^aeaW I
faced the court, resumed his smile of I
bravado and answered the questions
put to hint by the clerk of the court,
without a tremor in liis voice
! ? |
FiXtcon minutes before the foreman" I
William II. Wilson, dry goods deubir I
at 310 West Forty-seventh street had
delivered the verdict of guilty the jury
had entered tho court room to ask Jus
lice Wasservogei several questions om
talning to degrees of murder nn?i mnn ?
slaughter. From (ho questions it np I
poarcd that the jury was considering a I
\erdict of manslaughter. Roddy's face
expressed extreme cheerfulness
} During the entire day's trial Boddy I
wan calm. Ho was neatly dressed it. I
a blue serge suit, black necktie and had I
n brown derby hat and light brown
overcoat on the table beside hint. Not
onco did he show the least sign of nerv
ousncsB or discomfort. During a reoesc
taken by the Jury for supper lie received
coffee, andwiclies and cigarettes
irom his mother, wife and other rehi
lives who sat during the trial in the
rear of Die court room. Ife smiled at
them from his seat in the steel lined
stono prison pen on tlto mezzanine
floor of tho Criminal Courts Building
After several puffs on a cigarette lie
said to those who stood about him:
"Now I can listen to anything tho
jury has to say to me."
Tpc motion for a mistrial, made by
Morris Kocnig counsel for Roddy, just
before adjournment last Friday, was
denied by Justice Wasservogel on the
opening of court. This motion was has
ed en Introduction of evidence by Jas
por Rhodes colored policeman who acoised
the defendant of having shot
him twice on December 19. Mr. Koen'e
said this established an independent
crime and would prejudice the jury.
Virtually tho entire day was spent
in summing up. Then Justice Wnssoi
? vogel spent two hours charging the
i jttrv which went out at 5:40 o'clock.
Mr. Kocnig in summing up said Bod
? dy was in fear of the police, due to pro
| vious persecution at their hands ftp
spoko of (lie killing as an explosion of
a diseased mind, say ins:
"The green lights of the police sta
tion were to this man the symbols of a
torture chamber. He shot in the horror
of tlio thought of what he h'nd before
suffered in such a place. Fear over
.vhelniod his capacity to reason."
lie closed by rsking the jury to icturn
a verdict of not guilty. If they
felt this to he impossible, lie said, then
it. should not he murder in the first degree.
but manslaughter.
District Attorney Banton, prosecuting
the case in person, called attention
to the intelligence and quick wit of the
defendant. Tie said:
'In all my experience in cross-examination
I have never met a keener 1i.-.
tellect on the witness stand."
New York, Jan. 24.?In a day in
which witness after witness added to
tho burden of evidence against Blither
Boddy, the twenty-two year old colored
youth on trial for murder in the Supreme
Court, it became increasingly np
rvarent that the only refuge of tho slay
or of the two detectives lay in the insanity
Of all tho evidence adduced the
mofct weighty was the dying statement
of Detective Sergeant Francis J. T?T
Buckley and the confession of Boddy
made en the train from Philadelphia.
Throughout the day in which tho defense.
oven by the most vigorous crossexamination
failed to scoro. Boddy eat
motionless like a black statute, his
hond toward the bench. The now btowr >
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