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0cr Sweeteart to Vi t Dwt by Assas! e OeralagTable T b 4~ahRlt Twelve N asna n g gpggta0R1 - . -g~ cot mite i~on court, to the youngest ! oes4 a jury on a charge of .-hea, be irectis of ounty Mubphreu, a Long Island Er7y through the foreman, an ned the ve ct--"Not guity" thmsu emas to a sadden and sensa tUslead a case that has attained 00 misst interest not alone bacause 9 -the mysterious manner in which " -om bad been shot to death from ambusb. but because of the childish years and even more youthful per se.Ilty ot the little girl, who brave l seet the twelve men who were to determine whether she return Beersyto Iae mother or be hastened to the eleotric chair. T90NWBOT GImL ACCUSED. ,TY ngest in yearn of al the w An that have in the history of I)ew York City faced a murder ehap. eighteen-year-old Gussie 31mana today stands without blem I/h, by vote of twelve of her peers a by decision of the court that the State has failed to devolop any evMnmos tending to substantiate the sharge that she lured Harry 2|is ".Garbe to his brutally accom piM10d doom. Pambr her acquittal will come, it is ;generally. believed, the release of Joseph ihnaci, whose trial as one of the alleged slayers was post pened peding outcome of the girl's ase. For in the girl's case the autheritles based their charge large * ly o as ante-mortem statement in whibh Garbe. scuesd Gussle of lir lagaWt4eath, whereas Libasci's I 1et.,WS- largely in consequence d his being found in -the girl's con pany the murder night. As the werds acquitting the girl war, uttered a - commotion stirred the crowded courtroom. For the first time Gussie lost her amazing ocnposure. The girl who had been on trial for her life smiled joy ously and then burst into a wild. hystesweal sobbing that pierced the ourtroomn. IN MOTHER'S ARMS. Her mother, ever at her side dur lng the terrible ordeal, and who. too, had displayed remarkable fortitude, flung her arms about her child and sobbed unrestrained IV. They sobbed and sobbed and sobbed. And with them wept many women In the room and not a few men. But suddenly Gussie regained her composure and exclaimed with I a- hIgh-pitched laugh: "Oh; how silly to cry! Tomorrow is Daddy's birthday, his forty-fifth. We will have such a wonderful party-the happiest party of our lives. Come Daddy, give me a hug and a kiss." And Daddy did! Nor did the court rebuke. Even the district attorniey smiled. The State had lost its prey, but-twelve men had decided the wrong prey had been seized and however dis appointed he may have been In the outcome of the cage he had pre pared, District Attorney Wallace showed he had no desire to con demn a woman twelve jurors had voted Innocent. But there was one group that tidn't take the verdict with glee. They were Mr. and Mrs. Anton Garbe, parents of the dead youth, and his seetheart, Helen Schneider. Mrs. Garbo commented with a scowl: "I don't see how she was din MIss Schneider. who was the Manhattan sweetheart of young Barry Garbe, the slain man, was ne of the mnod Interesting and interested spectators at the trial of dlussie Humann. She was to have testified for the State, but was not called. After the verdict she bad bothing to say. 480 13OM AMBUSIE. SIt was not even necessary for Guvsi to take the stand. For that matter there was no aa=lon flor her attorney, Albert Conway, to present a single witness In refu estion of the States, weak case. His mnotion for dismissal was quick ly acceded to by the Juage. Harry Garbe was twenty-one. He had served In the navy during the war. His flather formerly was e deputy sheriff of Queens county. He mnade his home w.th has parents at 1416 Chester street. Woodhaven. L. 1. All his life he had know the famsUy of .Johna .. Al I. ana a, oft a.,6 Waelh ave.ue, 1oar vn... JUl DM ' SOB S ARM AS G ssc 11lan Iecycd cant Lot Where Wc Was ls-Dying Man Swore hat She Lcd Hlm to His en Think Otherwise. NEW YORK, Dee. 24. r termination of her trial has oration, at the order of the rl in this city that has ever murder in the first degree. Por a few yeas he had been "keeping company" with Gussi. But they broke up. They seemed to have gene from- each other's lives until that fatal night at 00 tober 27 last. Garbe was found in the gutter in a dark spot of Woodhaven avenue, near Old South road, Woodhaven, that night. There were two bullets in his body. He was rushed to St. Mary's Hospital, Jamaica. There his plight was found to be hopeless. He died on November 7 in the hospital. But within an hour after 'he reached the hospital Garbe was being quesioned by detectives. A stenographer took down his state ment. DEATBED ACCUSATION. In this statement he In alleged to have declared that Gussie induced him to take a walk with hgr and that she "framed" him. In a fur ther statement in her presence that night he chatged her With having lured him to his death. Stie heat edly declared he was lying. The police had acted quickly. Immediately after Garbe named Miss Humann they rushed to her home. They found she had gone to a dance in Schwaben Hall, Ridge wood, with Joseph Libasci, twenty. of 72 Troutman street, Brook lyn. They induced -the girl's father to telephone for the girl. She rushed home with Libasci. Both were arrested. Their indictment came in a few days. From the outset they Insisted they could prove they were at the dance hall all evening and had not rushed there after the shooting. Libasci was without a cap and wore somebody else's overcoat. This seemed a suspicious circum stance. He explained that lId the rush to leave the hall after Gtlssie received the telephone call he for. got, to get his cap and mistakenly took. somebody else's coat. The police placed them in cells. He brooded over the girl's plight. She worried ove; his situation. They tried to provide her every comfort possible in jail. But she was blue and despondent. She worried about Joe and about her parents. She worried at the thought of being accused of complicity in murder. -She spent Thanksyiivng in a cell. They would not permit her mother to visit her. 8URE OF ACQUITTAL. But however glum her demeanor, she wasn never nervous as to her fate. Knowing herself to be Innocent, she was certain of the exoneration that now has come. One thing only she pleaded for to lighten her ordeal. She wanted to have her mother visit her. For days and days and days this boon was spurned by the authority. And the girl became wan and pale and seemed on the verge of Illness. So they nipped the red' tape. They permitted her mother to call at the cell every day. Instantly Guse's rmien changed. She began issuing hopeful state ments. She talked with sunny dis position to Interviewers. She was not at all worried now. She was concerned only that there might be a delay in beginning the trial. Would she be acquitted? She was actually vexed that the interviewers could possibly conceive such a question. Gusmie Is a girl given to enjoy ment of life. Her repute is good. She is a home girl, who goes out only with the youth she considers her "steady." Just now that "steady" is Joe Libasci. In her actions and In the appoint ment of her attire, Guasi. shows a strong attachment for the fads and fancies of the very youngish girl. "SWEET GIULb" SAYS MATRON. The matron, indeed, spoke of her as "a very sweet girl." She talks in simple language, with wonder ment In her wide brown eyes. She take. the snapping of her photo graph as a frivolous incident to be giggled at with glee. Throughout ahe i the child. perhaps, of Ies years in spirit than there are In her age. Her hair is mad, prominent to the eye by a curl that waves far down to a point between het brows. She is well built; jail life, since they permitted vasita bj ber' aother, has fattened the =lrt~ WOUL PR IN ht ac Gaits, a oo ar$ tiit j ag JL ll 'i D'WED B CIPALS IN JU tra a7 aarents in a 'touching family girl was acquitted, and (in sg the courtroom surrounded y's verdict of 'Not guilty." time. Father told me mother had become very Ill and I must hurry home. When I got h'ome I wasn ar rested. Joe, who returned with me, wan arrested. They said l' lured Harry to the dark street, and Joe and another man shot hiin. The ideal "HIS FRIENDS MY FRIENDS." "Why should I want him killed? I don't know who killed him. I had not talked with him for months. Oh. yes, I used to know him quite well. I went with him 'steady' for two years. He was in the navy dur ing the war, and whenever he wasn in town I didn't go with anybody but. ~ar. Werad awa .s... l. I the oy ACCI VE NILE, MUF of stwethbarts.f ui "Whil ews away Ih went to IU Wa1 of '.:eetbbart ". dances at hi. club and was with his friend.. I want to tell about this. because I heard that his father said Hrry did not like my associates and he didn't want his sen to a. with me. Well, all the friends I had were his friends mnord than mine. "After Harry was discharged from the navy we had a quarrel. The way things turned out. I didn't like him after that at all. We found we feally dida't love each other. -Sut I.. _NEM ~DE A SF,.NSA 1. e.agb. ywin . " 4s for a long time after we broke off he used to come around to the house and send in messaagem by my younger ister to tell me to call him up, "The next time I heard of him was when the detectiveu arrested Joe and me and took usn to the hoe pital in Jamaica where Harry was taken the night he was shot. "He said I was to blame for the hooing. I told him it was a lie. I told him and the detectives and the' doctorm that I knew nothing aout it and that we had forty wit neses to prove we were dancmin3 Rli-.-oe. at te.. U rno . .... H HER O flON ..M Iluted to tb, .y . attacked. "I think it Ls terrible for poor Joe. who never even knew Harry, to be put in jail on a charge of killing him because be went to a dance with me. "I have been going with Jpe a long time now-oh, many monting. I like him better than any boy I know. and he asked me to be his steady girl. I fed sorry for him." Miss Humana wore a bracelet with a wrist watch attached and a smail gold chain and locket around her neck. Both, she said, were gifts from Garbe. She explained: "I FEEL SORRY FOR JOE." "Tes, they were presents fron. Hary. I still wear them, even though we had a falling out. I can wear them because I had nothing to do w1J~h his death. Iq it possible, then, if I were to b~ime for his death? "I knew all alongt I would go free. I have been getting fat in jail. a have gained twenty pounds." After a two-hour sharp legal battle each attorney citing precedents, about half of Garbo's ante-mortem statement was stricken out. This was the deleted part of the staia mnt in question and answer form: "D~o you believe you are about to die?" "Yes." "Ilsve you any hope of recoverirur from the injury you have sustained?" "Are you willing to make a true statement as to how and In what manner you came by the injuries from which you are now suffering?' GAROE'S STATEMENT. "Yes. I was in the stationery store at 7 o'clock the night of No. vember 27. 1921. when the telephone rng. I answered It and it was Gus se. She asked me to meet her in front of the knitting mills on Wood haven avenue, about five or ten mitn. utes. } met Guasie Humnann in the rear of my yard. We walked on Woodhaven boulevard toward the Old South road. When we reached the old farm house near Old South road, Gussie said: 'Let's turn around.' "We turned around and saw two men coming out of the bushes. One of them had on a brown overoast and light cap. Then they casme close to me. I then said to Ouasi.. 'I think this is a frame-up. You are framing me up.' The fellow with the overcoat yid light cap came toward me. and he was the one who GIRL PLEL Althestingtd i ?r Psn Girl Put o f cght and Iq, Cotae new ens. H. fired two ilis iat my body. I dropped to the gawbi "I add to Guasle when we mot 'What Is 'the Ies f walkig ae Woodhaven.seuo Asibght- . saM. 'Oh, I don't at to went b. the Park because esybed7 wi'l ses you and hrs somethite. M. Galie sted ight Is fest r N in the Utter when I _ ef et. 'he men Who -t t he h-d g liassi lht ad compissioa, and were a hqu'n oast and lght car IA SCR. CATB C WW' The brat day of teUnioay wes er rested abruptly by emton ef Nel der Mi. Hlunann to Garrbe's ante-mortem manten part euoted above rnilsy manJea. W e a 4o be read to oejWT.e -e05 was Ugawoo W a ue te " S*UfSed ea Wososaver the mrder ight. refutag her or. lihe was in Ili eweed. - But tae: .m mnan~is this Witness ad mufts -a" Ia twp previous state -ent 0 had sai ebe saw Gussie with two tae and again had sai she was with one man. Asother witness swore to seens Gude in Woodhaven that nigt "i mno er twO msn." Put thir Weron Mmei.es Gnade by her wai' Two other Wemen swv they a the girl Is Woodhaven that nigi. alos.. The Niate really had little qar with the dyIng statement practical! ruled Vpt When eounsel for daednsi moved for aquittal. Judge Humph rey sai: "Te prove the defendant stee., and abetted In the murder of Giabr. the first thing to prove is that Id basc klled him. I have seen no tes timony that Libsaci killed Oarte. There Is no evidence he even had as gun. Thereiss no proof. I ee no. reason to continue the case." FrEE 9Y 40Y. And so the jury was instructed to free the girl. That was done forth. with. District Attorney Wallace made this statement: "A jury has found Miss Human not guilty and she stands In the eyes of the law easctly as she did before any indictment was lodged against her. The ruling in the case may have some bearing on the trial of Libasci: and no final determina tion has yet been made with regard to that case. "I presented ail the evidence that I possessed on the subject, whether it would help or harm the people's case. An indictment was found against Miss Humann by the gtand jury and It became the duty of the district attorney to present the case to the petit jury. This has been done, and the case. In so far as I: ooncerns Miss Humann, Is closed. no matter what Idea any person may have regarding her innocence or guilt. It to only just that we should rest on the conclusion that Is ar. rived at In the regular and ordinary procedure of the law." Now there remin these questions that a grieving father and mother woulM like the State to clear up Who was the gh'i who eege to Garbe that night, aidhhg am ap. peintument with him? Who fired the buget late his tung and hMs abdement Who were the two young smen and the gi whomt persons a diestne away saw running through the daerk froms the murdein spot? Ouete, too, may. she woulet b. happy to have these quqetlone ani awered. "Corset B~elt" lFad is Sweeping Pais As Georges Wear; tee PA RIS. flee, 14 G EORGPS CARPENTIEI~ h'n. adopted the "he corset"..-u.. newest thing in wear for male. From time Immemorial, FrgnolI men have worn the old-thshonme.I "gallusse." During the war thq' do. covered the advantage of the he~t as worm by Amegrcaan. Dot the manutaotury west tae Amerias one better, ddare mab lng thems about fourt Inehee wide, m' fancy stamped leather or eatroi't eroed canvsa, and advertistag the . as "a great aid to the sly turw# Maurice'chevalier, the fameus f. median, has also adopted the so' style. Not a Kiss in 7 Years, *Wife Wants Pmed CHICAoo. Dec. 14.--M,. A. Ahr says her husband's a fections cooled immediately after the honeymoon. seven years aga. and h" hasn't hissed her sinea. A Chicago ourt Is oeMrtaa her dietwrma mism.