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ALBUQBEEQUE MORNING JOURNAL. THIRTY-FOURTH YEAR. VOL ffifPlGLillllOil; NEW 110 HOW FINALLY INSIDE THEOIITED SIATES FATEFUL SIGNATURE A CACHED TO DOCUMENT SHORTLY AFTER NOON; EXECUTIVE WAIVES ALL DELAY "It is All Over. I Am Glad to Give You Life and I Hope Ycu Will Be Healthy," Says President Taft to Jubilant New Mex icans at Capital; Receipt of News Hailed With Rejoicing All Over State and Last Obstacle in Way of the New Star is Be lieved to Have Been Removed. Hueeiul ItlKpalib to (he Mainline Journal 1 Washington. 1). ('., Jiin. .-- I 'resi dent Taft sinned th" prneliimiilinti formally decl.irini; New .Mexico a state of the union at l:3ti p. in., to day. "It Is nil over," said the president with a smile. "I urn Kind to ulvc you lite uml 1 mist that you will he healthy." The president finished up the work of admitting New Mexico after many New Mexicans had pleaded with him to waive any delay contemplated yes terday. Those present when the doc ument was signed were Congressmen furry and Feriiiisson, W. H. Andrews, A. S. Kinulnml, Mr. and Mrs. A. P. Medaffey, Charles furry, John W. Koberts. The occasion was made more impressive hy the presence of Postmaster (ieneral Hitchcock, Sec retary of the luterior Klslier and other officials anil friends oi the nr'.v elate. Mr. furry in a short speech, thank ed the president on liehaif of the peo ple of New Mexico, Mr. Andrews for: the republicans and Mr. Perusson I for the democratic parly. 1 Jir rr.H," with a valuable pearl bunded' roIu pen furnished by Delegate Andrews, was given to the latter Kcntleiinm to ti; Muxt. ' Hisv.ii -a at Santa Fe. A p.'ioto- vitb the X.". elety archives graph of the copies Will he st it ut ions and uroup was taken and placed in all state in ill each county court house. f nriKt essinen Keivus.-oii ill be formally sworn in and furry ui Monday. LAST OltsTCI i: III MUI II MI.MMi TIIJK IMCtM I, AM TIOV HiM-ii.l, lll..iiit-tl tit the MnrillfiK JiMirli:d. Santa Fe, N. M., Jan. ti. Supreme Court Clerk Jose i i. Sena w as at a dance w hen the following trli Bimii reached him: " ashiiiKton. 1. ('., Jan. fi, l!i2. Clerk Supreme Court; Issue at one. writ of error to review judgment rend ered by district court. Sixth judicial district last month, dismissing bill of complaint in Cause No. 14, entitled 'I'tllted States against .the Alamool do Lumber company, a corporation.' Absolutely necessary writ should issue tohlvht to prevent delay In siKuiny proclamation for admission of New Mexico as a state. Answer tonUhl. Knaebel. acting attorney K' lieral.'' . I -list Stone 1 tolled An ay. of course. Clerk Sena hustled to the eapitol, to roll away the last stone or obstacle in the road to statehood and in consequence, the procla ma I ion Was xittned this afternoon. Mr. Sena received telegraphic ord ers last evening from Aliorney (ien eral Wit kei'sh.im to rim r a w rit of error lor the rioverriinent in the case of the fi ited States vs. the Al imouor do Lumber company. Tills Mr. Sena did Immediately, mid 1 1 1 1 f I 1 Attor ney (ieneral Wickefsliam ot the lad by telegraph, thus ohariim another, and it Is to be hoped, the last ob stacle out of the way of statehood. Judite 1C. II. Wriuht. recently at Pan la Ke, su-tallled .1. Ill li ters of the Itimbi r umpany to the suit of the government brought to obtain dam ages fur luinber cut by the defendant on lands boll till Irom the territory. The government Have notice of ap peal, but to date has not tiled its transi ript nor yiven orders to 1 listriot Clerk linwns at Alamonordo to pre pare a transcript. In the meanwhile, liicoi I , turns weie in progress to rum promise the suit. These negotiation' are tint closed, and the government, to save its ri-:hl of appeal, ordered the entry of the writ of error before the territorial supreme court passes out ot existence nml the status of ter ritorial lands Is changed by the state hood proclamation. 11'jiiicins in apilal. It was nm ipiitc noon when the news was telephoned Hovcrnor Mil!1 and other officials that President Taft had sinned the utatchood proclamation just lew minutes before. The Stars and Stripes wre soon flunu to the fireer, at various point-. I'nturtunaie i.v, all the steam whistles in town wre out of commf-ston and the noise was l.o kiim in the patriotb d- ministra tion. Arllhllhil TluillUa TC-ilK'lll. A ri resental n e of the Sant.i h" New Mexl an bad the pb ssure ot con VelTlt; the joyous statehood news fo Ura.e. ih'. Most :.. v. r. r.d J. I: I'liaval. ar hh-.shop of Santa '. w tin rxprese. his rent pleas, lie at th. ro ws. The nr. hbihoi i'u n . nt th. following cotiL-rat alator t.-l.rani to '( salent Tatt ' S.iMli! Ke N V . J. ill. I'r.ldenl 'lafl eb Hit ion. 1 I - I )o, w II ll t lie I i. or i roe ! t N . II , 1 ion r. t; : i M. CXXXIII, No. 7. RIGOROUS tVEATHER CLAIMS ELEVEN Coldest Day of Winter Forces Thousands of Destitute and Homeless to Seek Shelter in Municipal Lodging Houses, wintry blast shows Mn lfiMi flF ARATIMHl Middle-West, West and North-; vyest in Grip of Temperatures' . Far Below Zero; Many Rec ords Are Broken, , IW Morning Jiiurnat Npeetul f.eiinrrt IVirt.) New Vork. .Ian. (i. A total of eleven deaths ironi the extreme cold was the record in this city for thn winter's ci Idesi dav here. Tonight, ii 1 1 in ii i v; h the Ibermometer had sunk to t - i l; lit decrees above at 10 o'clock Ironi a maximum of fifteen in mid afternoon, the suflerini; was not so inten-e bec.iiis,. of -. marked letup in the furious yate. low tempi ratures. in wever. wi re predicted within the next ten hours. The sin'dcn cold snap has driven so maiiv tboiisands of des'ilnte ami ll . less to seek shelter III the llllllll- up I place. Ii adet d to their lod.:inn iiousi-s. ill i'l'i'i an, even the more m-, that tin s of the Bowery .Mission appeal- I iie ibiors iiurchi to the s ti lion it! if, lit .less. to sk i: IILI.CW l CII'CW.C 1. 4!.. Jan. (1. -While th,. rest of the ., to I eel the cold ST K.III CP i ami. as I miiblb-WeSt. ; loiiiHhl and , i 1 1.' ,wep as continiu lil'e (bath an,; i iifferiiiu cont'n u.-u I ,.. ,. . ,-loii-ite I,, the eil ! want far to assiiaee Ho- ci nitition IlltltlOll Ot:r' . 1. . I ...!...-. . ... .1.. ill, U'-IS relillt-l VICTIMS IN NEW YORK ... , . , o,i.. .,r...i!ern Kansas Friday niuht. Kniln i'.' liusiness liouse, of ple'liiini; a weekly ,'oliutioll of lleall illl" Was tak-n up bv other linos and Hie l"nil i'd charities wa-. abb- t i open sh- lt. r In ba'f r n-ore ol vai.iiit bail'luii;--, Install mattresses am stov es an I pro vide hot food. At 8:30 p. in. Hie Cbicatco weather report indicated a temperature of Si Veil llevrel's bcloW ri iW Zero j bettor conditions j Ihe weal her bureau a sliubtly L lull, r j promise,! for Mmi- i Little hone for was hebl out liv the totiiuht. alth.niKh a sliuhlly ' h' ' i da. In the west central state eol.t Was itJiTcasini; tolliKllt. i:Titi n: ti aiit.ic n iti s 111 (.l I I I.I l IN SH'IIIIT Kans.is fit. Jan. (i.-.The extxreiei- eol.l and si liadle demora lixi-.i re il t Kansas to.lay. 'I'raii' road traflii- in in both tw, Ive h ji-n I' o i iti were from one 'o .iir l-.t. through Topekn. I '" e 1 r In No. I I a due in To 2 i- i bi! k tbis morning, wn- :, .i.i w est n! I mrra le c ountv. I a loavv stion- drift. peka at lie,! 01 Itlll si II The tr. in i.e'w'.st t.h i sabn.i trains troin tin- w S1 on t be I'nb'ii I'.e il ! i l-i r 1 1 ore t her.- w is this nii.lliTf. la Th. i n - ti-ni- beloW lhir if e ( llie licllilr. I t- PS I'll ell by a in 'n w bo w iihhi ill l:l inn- fro I to Id e .he; . end e1 n totcel -ii -n itf ni-iio- lillti'leatb-ll. well t.iteillos b-re lot bt r. bi icht. the "' .1 II1U TI I. ..It SHI UK h.. us t till wi M.n lodf At bii. mill it.-l.ti . -1: fie. la I w .. 1,1 ! f- -t, l I'HII I I Nil III W I II I Ill I.. ltl J. n hi 1 1 I II. . .ml i,..i f the . I. 1. 1 ,i .no! I. I- 1 1, .!.. . itiountHin towns, with Indications that llie cold will he more intense than Rt present. There is inui h suffering mill many deaths anionic the herds of cattle and fucks of sheep in the cattle raislni? districts of the slate. At ti o'clock lonlKht nt Corona, Colo., the top of the continental divide, it whs 14 decrees hehiu zero inui the mercury was tullini; rapidly, KKdIT! i: HM.HI I s tlH)y :itc i ti:s i'wii wih.i: Louisville, Ky . Jan. ii. snw is fallliiK us far south as Miimtomory, Ala., tonight and the entire smith is In the trip of n cold vv.iv-. In the Texas Panhandle the lowest temperature today was eiyaut-ri de crees below zero and 111 Oklahoma it was ten helow at I'awhuska. Near llerl'ord. Texas, n blindim- snow storm wax k'ivrn as the curse for n wreck ot two treiKht trains on the I Venn nml Northern Texas railroad in which W. J. Xl'iler, conductor, was killed. Thuse injured nearly In t,i death before they wer0 taken from the di hris. BREEN INSISTS ON PUBLIC DIVORCE SUIT , v York, i divorce Jan. suit Tile .Mrs. Kill. pendancy John J. I t'roker. of l.v j P.rec.'i, who was Miss against her hUMliiiiid. horseman, was disiit.s of motion filed ov eo i well known I by a notice ov counsel oi Preen court today. Preen trial of the suit. in his supreme wants a piildfe list week Preen ln-min an action against the fiilhcr-in-lavv, Itichard Crocker, formerly biubr of Tomniuny Hull, and his sons Kniiard Croker, ! Jr., and Howard (ioker, for lino, I 0(10 damages for the alleged ulieiia tlon of the affectioni; of his wife. To day his counsel tiled a notice setting foi (h that on Monday 1 la w ill upply tor an order framiim the issues In the suit hrntiKht by Ills wife. M such a case a jury hears the evidence and answers each issue submitted to li "yes"' or "no." The bstics. as an swered ale then sent back for approv al of a justice, but the linditiirs of a jury are usually confirmed. CONDUCTOR DEAD i Frosted Cab Windows Result in Rear End Collision in Which Engineer and Fireman Are Seriously liijuivd, I Sirrlid Illnpatrh to tlir Miirnlni .Imirniil. Aniarlllo, Tex., Jan. t!.-CoMductir W. L. Mllle- of the Santa Ke, was 1 instantly killed and his liody rrentat cd, and KiiKlneer Jackson and his I In ennui were set iousiv injured in a rear end collision on the Santa Fe near this place this noun. While rush ' iiitr aloiiK at hirh speed a train of : deadhead eiiiiunent. returning to Ainnrlllo from (buis. crashed Into I the caboose of a frelxht train ahead, 11.,. freUlit inovliiK at about twenty , miles per hour. As the accident oc curred In broad dayliuht, it Is pre 1 -aimed the cub windows of the eiiili- tneiit train engine were so covered 'with frost that the crew uuhl not i see the freliOit. The caboose was smashed to pieces and fondu. tor Mill icr of the freiKht, who was In the ca ! boose, nu t death Instantly, his body i I 1 1 1 1 ii Lt bul lied to a i rlsp In the lire which followeil from the caboose stove. The remains of the conductor BODY CREMATED AT AMARILLO op,n 1 were broiu'.ht to Amarillo In a liox. j Knylneer .Inekson of the eiiiiment 'train was badly injured, but will re i cover and his fireman, w ho jumped. ll as broken h-i? and Internal lu juries. SWT A r i: i:m;ii lis rATAI.LV Kim., Jan. h. St - X I .! :. I'nable to Wriirht. lilinilinK r west 'O' "onii'll l. -..or. o, .... snow storm wntcn swepi o er (. f. riemiiiK of Santa Fe train No. II, ran past the station, lb-tore he cold buck his train into Ho- sidinn after he discovered his mistake his train was hit by the New Ion-1 indue City local, west-lxoinil liemliiK was fatally scalded. F.nul r Chaltant of the local, was killed and twehe pru sent;er were hurt. T I I I V U M H 1 1 L U U 1 1 I I U OF ATTEMPTED : Chicago Chemist and His Ar- menian Accomnlice Wrote Black Hand Letters to Weal thy Rug Dealeis. (It' Montana- liHiml Anmal Isr4 W Ira i'Iikiiiiii, Jan i I r. Allr.il 'Mi lieu, a cheiiost. and Sarkis I K iii-i - ' j I. ai Arm. niHfi. were b'.-i'.l -il'iib.v of t. -tempting- to .Moil ni from f. T. and K. T. rii-iii-iin in.-ntaii riirf diab ts. i in- nil M.'i' k han,i I tiers. In n Jnr in I'tlll.'.l Stales dlslllit iol.lt. .-.it was fmi-l i d . (itlberi's d-lilis. w.i" (bit be the ctl. r- to H c If '.' eoold l-ot niltv oney Ar of t hi .11. e . ill . Ml- ill. I I In- den... lid i I. nil'. . i h in . .I i - ml Hi tin pole e t HI 1 lo il. f.-l .,1 .i I II .'l.t I, un nor pfiMifiPTcn ILL) EXTORT ON ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, SUNDAY, POWERSUfJDERTAKF PASTDFI RECKESON PROTECTION OF PEKSEA Detachments of Biitish, Gei- man, Japanese and French Troops Are Stationed at Short Intervals. ACTION TAKEN SUITS PREMIER YUAN SHI KAI While It is Not to Be Con strued as Foreign Interven tion, It Works to Advantage of Imperialists. Iir Murnlnr jimrnnl special LuM wir. jvi.in, Jan. i. i tie treaty powers have undertaken the protection of the railroad between I'ekln and the sea. Interruption of truffle aloiiK this line, which has prevented the passaKe i f the mails for four days, has resulted In this decision. Detachments of lUlt Ish. Herman, Japanese and French troop have been stationed nt inter vals between l'ekin and Chin Wantf Tao, HicordiiisT to Hie plan devised two months ajro. A Japanese general is in crniinun,! as he is the lunkinn offi cer. The respective nations assume chi,ri;e of different sections of the road, Hreat Hritain taklim care of i the section between I'ekln and Yanu l Tsun: France between Vanit Tsun and Tannkti; (lermany, Tantt Ku to Tan- :u; the I'nlted State. TatiKSU to I jtni how and Japnn from Liincbow to fhln Wanir Tao. Tlie I'liiled States, however, bus no troops in north China excel, t 300 leKiitlon KtiarrtK and has been unable to assume responsibility for tile sec- Hon allotted to it, hut Itritlsh troops are pn tei t lnf that district until Am- erican troops arrive. Just when ad- dltlonal AtneriiMin troops will reach China Is not known, although MIhIm- ter Cnllioun cabled . several days nan to the state department trt' WhlnK ton advlslnx Ihe desimtch of- a re(tt-r ment on a pence fi-otlnn. So far he has. rvceived no rl'lv' - ... It Is announce,) tonight that the i tracks have been repair.-,! and ntnll.i are comiiiK throuKh. but irslmllHr statement has hewn mado by the fhJ ncse lorelun hoard seirelul times bo- for without basis of fact. The IoicIkii detuchmenls number Kill in :i(i(i men. nccordltiK to the dis tance controlled. The lirltlsh KUiird has sixly-five miles of territory i over. This is the lonnest section. The AincrbHti section is thirty-throe miles. The troops have been ordered to avoid bloodshed if possible and the rebels will not Interfere with the for elun controlled sphere. premier Yuan Shi Kal is pleased at Ihe action ,,f the powers, because it relieves the imperial administration of responsibility "I'll insures the main tenance of communication which the Imperial troops nilKht be unable to do. The powers ,o not assume the admin istration of the district and eotise- (uenllv the Imperialists profit bv the arraiHtemenl, the trains not licl'i -T available to tin- rebels. Premier Yuan Shi Kai has sent a tch'trum to Wu TiiiK Flint? complain liilt that It Is Inconsistent with the un til nal constitution to establish a re public. Itie president of which has taken an oath to overthrow the Man- chii Koverniio nt. Yuan asks lo be informed as to Ihe object of the tablishmeiit of a republic and wheth er the president could be removed sliouM Ihe national convention deci le upon a , onst if iitiona I monarchy. II would appear as If the Imperial premier Is Seekilli! delay, believlni; .' will ciiuse dissensions in the sotilh. fsYveral ncorals are uriiinit him ' flr-'ht but It Is tin llebt ,e will aw, it an attack. The people of Chi I.I and Khantun... provinces, who are for th' most part revolutionary, are orcaiit liiu but find they are not In a position to take part In a rlsinu as lh.- an with, nt r!f!"" "dMtt'.ry supplies. Khoulii the Imperial nrinv l.ecoin. disaffected the case woub be ditler ent. The empress dowiiKer has Issued or ders to the princes not to leave IV kln. Keceiitly there has been a stif fening of the courts determination to hold out. Captain j. II. Lceves. military at tache of ihe Ann lii an leuatlmi at Pc kin, end Captain Thomas Holcomb Jr.. who Is a rpeelal attai lie of th leKation. 'till proi ...-il to liiiilinw to morrow ! Inspect the American sec tion of the railway. KltV(.l. HI I XTKNH ahmimm ; I II II i: l HhanKhal, Jan. . There is r.as.n. to believe thai Ihe armistice ll b. .'XlelHlerl for llHi'tl davs. pr.-mi-I Yuan Shi Kal ha" re(lleste.l Hie exten sion an, i pn sob nt Sun Yat Sen i vi 1 i 1 1 1 . k tu anli. to It colnlllli.il. i II. . Terms are now Ii'-iiik jrimnei. llie reiubti ;iiis todai- iissiim.-il ...i trol of the To n 'I sin-Pukow rallw.i They n'.tlfi.-d oIIh ImIs reir. s. iitm ; Hiiltsh an,! Ho i be I,, ml. 1 1... r t. i I.e. n r -ioni e, 1 1 roreinli.-ls ale :v or.br ot , ro ut n.nii ai tot nifiir f r ei rn1 ot iin Y-.t Se... ;et. rai ll-o.ii ..If.. . r le. ' i S' li to I b il l H hi lioinlholib rs tbi.i j of th- r I ba.e i, Pekin to N.i nk lot: j ei,K -m.lo..d. j ires!ielit a il WM StlOl tills ' luiols if. tin- I mi i - i. the Al. RAILWAY I ii an li ' .nl sll, Hi il.t.. . , ti .bulb all i.,1. I I I o.pit iii.-.l I r. s w j said for Hi , I i-Spi'lisllilc p i it n .1 l.ihlti' I he fi l . f b.i- 1- i h 1 1 JANUARY 7, 1912. MAKES FORMAL CONFESSION OF MURDER Cambridge Prisoner Admits Poisoning Former Sweet heart By Giving Her Cyanide of Potassium. PRISONER NOW FACES DEATH IN ELECTRIC CHAIR Decision to Make Clean Breast of Crime Result of Lashings of Remorse; No Hope of Clemency Held Out. lil'olloloy if IUclics.1111 t ilsr. (iitober 1 4, lltll Avis Lln nell ,.1 llyannls, Mass., once llance ol Key. f. V. T. lllche ia,n. found dyliiK. apPHrenlly a suicide, by swallowing potas sium In bathroom of Huston Y. V. f. A. October 14 Medical examin er finds t tun Kill took poison heliovltiK it was medicine and declares she was murdered. October I a - IHcheson seeks seeks relief from attention at home of Miss Violet l'.diiiallils. his prospective bride, a Krook line heiress. October I!' Police bain that William A. Hahn, a Newton drtiKKlst, sold IHcheson cyanide of potassium. Oct. .hi r 21 ltichcm.il Hrrest ed at Kdmands home ufler all niuht iitlemil of poller to com municate with him. October a 1 IHcheson Indict ed. ehal'Ked with first d.-Kree murder by special urn nil Jury. November 14 Trial set for January 10. December 20 Itlcheson tiili til.ites himself in Jail cell ut niKbt, necessliatlfiK serious nir Ktcal oieratlon, .litniiat v 3, 2 Itlclii'soii w rites to coniifa-r coiifeilng hl K'llit. Januiiry ti Counsel makes IHcheson confession public. I (Mr Morning Jauraal MpM-lul l.iud Wlr 1 Hoston, Ja'll. fi. Tile liev. flarciicc V. T. illcheron. colitessed his diiill of hit former sweetheart. Avis Llniiell, of llyannls, In a document mnde pub lic, by hl counsel today. The con fession declares that the licensed Is KUllty of the "offense of which he is indicted" which Is murder hi the first decree. Whether IHcheson will pay the ex treme penally which under Massachu setts law Is deal h ill ehulr, no court official diet today. the electric to pie- I 'll re The confession "Itostort, Jan. :i Ks. .. William A. Is as I in:'. Morse follows: John L. Lee, , r.si Phillip IC. I .unbar. l-:si. (i.ntlem.n Pceply ienltetileiu lor my sill and earnestly desltiiKt. u far as In tnv power lb to inuKe ataneinent. I hereby confess that I a irutltv of the ollense of which I stand indicted. "I am moved to this coime by no inducement of self-ben. HI ot b'ti l. io i. ' leini'iiiis as is my clime. Cod has not wholly abandoned mc, and my conscience and manhood, however depraved anil lillKhteu. will not ad mit of my still rurtlier wroiiKltiK. by .1 n. bite trial, her whose pure life I have destroyed I'n.ler the lashhiKB of remorse I have sullered and am siilleillitf the tortures of the damn ed. Ill this I find M measure of .un ion In mv mental hiikuIhIi I rec (Mtulze that there Is still, by the mer cy ol the mailer, some remnant of Hie divine spark ot goodness still Mti Kurlnic with inc. I could wish to live only beciiiise within some prison wails I rniKht in some small measure re deem my Hit) t nl past, help sonic other despairing S4.ul and at last, find la vor with my iod. "Yon are Instructed to deliver this to the district attorney or to the JuiIkc of the court. Sincerely yours. t'LAItKNCi: V. T. ItM'llliSdN"' The Indictment i.K.iinsI Itu In son which rharited Hint he "feloniously. wiltiilly and ot his malice idi.ri tlioimbt" tfSVe Miss t.l,rill.ll .illllde ol potassium with deadly intent alio thai beans.- ol lor .bath he Is S'iill ol o. unbr In lb.- Inst degree. 1 iisl. li t Mto no -v I'. lleHer declared today slier tb mi ssion had be. n I made l.lllllle II... I tile trial set for Jan- i u.irv la, would solely be culb-d and that b would it i op! n.i compromise m the v of a pl. ii to it lesser . run.-. It wus pointed out thai If the ills iiii t attoinev ni-iiiitain. d the atti tude only Mil inst. h ll y commission or i omiollt'.tloi. bv Ho- executive I iillbl saw Ku hcsolt Iron, the li.ctrie cliall. i I. Ii... h....,.r ulth tl,.- court Ml.'! the ilisllllt altolliev to accept H fill I n..r .li u. sin ti i Iilnsll.-o i. so. ill o.n.lliK tllliilltlli some Weak IIIlK t lie KoV CI llio. Id V eiiiHH tits 111 ol . Ml I liK lit tjfilel -Hie St.!' W-f I I.e. I ell t.V r.' HOC o . th tbe Ml o i ' ,' lill.C Hie ,( '1 ,-. Hell th.it s i as.-. . o Ho To. la h int. si s in Ho. bet. it v i ..I altogi tb. r on x f I bos- in ili, ' i n. l-li.lll lb. b.-ain I I' ll 1 III ll'H U ll S I II! I h- IT V lib'tii e w I si I a i OK, i,liboi.i:h ,1 il. 1 1., i. i W hen tf i, ll.e , tie . - II'U j . , ... : I i If i ..nt. i tin it I iololi I I.. M I,... I, I. HI i l.i.k ' !- lly .Mill I, 50 leal slfenicth his counsel, .Vr. Morse, relUH.il to hear him and duritiK ids convulescetioe lilchesoti t '' ma ined (Uiet. When the iiltormys visited their client early tbis week Kiclo'son cried out tliat he was utility and declar.-il his intention to make a clean breast of the crime. He plainly was undo Kleat mental stress and his condi tion was such that ins counsel Would not accept his niikucsHoii. He was urKed to think the matter .er more carefully. on Wednesday the attornevs attain visited Itlcheson's c. II ami his eon. fession, made public today, wns wrll leti them by the prison. I', in spite of efforts by counsel to dissuade him, us they feared the menial strain luui weakened hi r.iisi ui . nn powers. Kicheson Insisted, tiowi'xer. ami prepared and slum .1 he i onfessioii In the presence ol ln'. 'N without a tremor. As he handed the doeuineat to his counsel he e.i.itincil : "Thank liod, I have cased Iny conscience id that load." A second copy of the confession wus drawn up ami sinned In IHcheson M-sterday and Ibis copy, dated Jan uary :i, was tinned over to I'tMiiiet Attorney ivlh-licr later. Kvei-y t h illw that seemed to hint at a comiiroiulse was discredited b tin district ailoriii'V today. Mr. Pelletl.-r inl i r 1 1 1 1 - 1 llii hcsnn's counsel that tlu v Should make tile oouferi.Hlon imbllc and today in .Morse's office Hie t lie written confession was handed lo newspaper men. Mr. pi lletii-r pointed out today that the confession is not a pica to the in dictment Hlthoiiuh It Is mailable as evidence In a trial and li presented to a Jury It could nn an oiil, cuivi. -ton. As a Hist desi'cc verdict Is the worst outcome that the udeiise could expect, astute lawyers remarked lo ulKht thai counsel w ould rarely pel -mil n confession to no forth without hone nl soon lliiiiu It-is than the death ! ii..tiii It v. i.nd It is the ueneral belief that some iindcrslnniPUK must have preceded the KiMntt out of the docu ment. (llie possibility stiKttested Is a plea of Insanity hy leiison of which IHche son may be scut to an asxlum. Still another course of procedure may he the cbIIIiik of the July end the read Iiik of the confession, which would be followed by a fornuil verdict of millly in the first decree. Alter Hint an et fort could be made to eMail, a com mutation or the death sentence IhroiiKh executive clemency. The clime aliened axalnst IHcheson is the murder of Avis Llnnell on the nlht of October 14. Miss Llnnell, aged Lb wus a native of Hmhhiis, w here lib hesoti formerly preached and who was study iim at the New KtiKliuid f onsei vatol y of Music here. Miss Llnn.il was found dyliiK In a bathroom In Ihe Y. W. f. A. bulldiim where she Indued. At first It was hclitned she had taken poison but a day or two later It became itenerall.v known that t.he had taken cyanide ol potassium in the belief that It would r edy her cmbarrasslutf, physical condition. on ihe day followitiK Miss Llnnell s death I'V ! .-son went to the home of Moses (Irani Kdiiiunds, father of Mlf Violet Kdmands, lo whom Klehes.ui wu lo hne been married October a, last. lt was r. ported lo the police that the yoiitiK woman was to have been eimancd to the yotitiK pastor. It was also a police theory that the lioi'KV maii was the person to whom Miss Lltia.ils physical condition would cause Ihe Ktcatest worry. on the nltiht of October I rt. Wil liam Hahn, a (IrtiKKist at Newton Center, r.i.o lied to the police that li lew days before the death of Miss Llnnell. IHcheson had purchased cy anide of potassium from him. The next day Itlcheson was arrested at Hie Kdmands home In I Hook line. The weddliiK InviUiHons were recalled. A special maud Jury on October HI returned an Indictment analnst lib he sou who pleaded tod xullty. Ills trial was fixed lor J.intiary lf. Later h IcslKlled his liaslotate. IHcheson Is al t 'l'i yenrs obi and was born at Itose Hill, Virginia. m:xsoi' ( iiM i wiiiv tiii:s s si ' it pi.isi'- llvanuis. Mass.. Jan. (i.- The news that ihe liev. C. V. T. IH.ilel hail ..out.. I. I iilll.HMi.il lh.lt 111' Mini'il i-red AviS Lillll.il WIIH received With CO siilerable MIIH'lsc bv a in.tlolitv Hie ll.W lispeople I, etc. While the was a who I wits t death, would Sllppo.' Mineral neiii'i ii, ai mo ooiosi irini liv luiil n pasloraie hei siiotislble lor Miss I. Inn It bail been expected thai ill . make a ihii .i,l liiabllily lll.it he L'lll . Ihai ended l alter lilii was hiiliKcd I his lot iio r use, relvlOK oil !.' ol Hie stale to MeiM I. Illl, oil Hie hel' life cson s a rr si h is I I .mi .1 li ce III tin church hire. Ml lit .1.1 -. Kil l's polso. Son el liKV van! i ,M em In rs .f the fiimlly. while to t'l si kid ut tin Hie part ol llnir K.ed relief that admission of ttulll on former pistol, expi Hi mailer was settled. I to- mo s mother. Mrs. .Muni- I. inioil, said Since Mr. Kicheson is tsinlly we are Klad he conlessid. lor H relieves our minds. I hope ll will lo.-in that u-c v ill not have to li" lo court lo I. tlfv ill Hi"' I use." GOVERNMENT TRUST . BUSTER RESIGNS Ni w York, J in to Jam. s ' (.Is Hlinouio ed lolim-bl that slKlteil as si.'ilal assist.. l'i v In. In.il Hull general and woillil li It la ' conlllie himself to In- . IH..I. .lai tn e Mr. Mi l.'ev -i... Ids' wink for the eriiii.enl has , i.ieiir.l cbu tlv In .rosi i illliill ol tins! and alilhl. coal i .IS. . wlll.h have be. 11 . olo id. I In 1. lie I.I.I- THE DAY IN CONGRESS. Tin: SI r,S 1 1 1 1 1 M VI I Me.ls . M-ii'l iV. ii.. i p t oiiii-ir ibloltli .o. t ,1 to b olli 1 III not vi M. . Is t. lent a Month; Single Copies 5 Cents. Ily Currier. ( CViit a .Month. OFFICER KNAPP t BY DRUNKEN PRISONER Liquor Crazed Stranger Fires Bullet Into Breast of Veteran Patiolman; Victim Dyin in Hospital, WILD STRUGGLE WITH WOULD-BE MURDERER Assailant Choked Into Insensi bility and Carried Uncon scious to Jail; Wounded Po liceman Identifies Slayer. PATII'Vr II s I.OIIII Mt.llT At :' o'clock this mornltiK- ( fleer Knapp was reported by the nlnht nurse In charwe al SI. Joseph's hospital to have pass ed a fairly eoi.d nlKht mid at the hour inciil iotied was resting eas. ThoiiKh reHtle.-.H Hie curly part of the iniibl. the wounded pa trolman iilii teil dow n as the tilKlit wore on and lapsed Into a restful sleep, I'nless ounipll ca Hons set In or he suffers fur ther internal llciuoi I ham s, hope Is held out lor his recovery. While tiikltiK Fred J. Watson, a drunken prisoner, to the city jail shortly after 3 o'clock yesterday ufter- lioon, Poll, email Alex Knapp was shot and perhaps mortally wounded. The tdiootin: occurred In front of th'l (ioff blacksmith shop on Copper ave nue between rieconri ami Ti.li.l s.iee.s. The officer hud .proceeded several blocks with Watson, when suddenly the man resisted. In the striiKKie be tween ot flier and primmer. Ihe latter used a revolver which he hud conceal ed In his litjht overcoat pocket. Thtt bullet from this weapon, ii Colt's .25 eallbre autonaiHc, pierced Patroliiian Kna,ps lef! breast just above th heart. ThoiiKh tlesperalely wounded, th.i officer eiiKatted In a death slrumjl.i with bis prisoner. lie not a vice like K'ip on his assailant's liullt wrist, which ban, held Hie revolver, and with his rlht hi. ml KHapp itrahhcd Walson by the throat. A tel'rillu strtim;lc laslluu Beveriil minutes thci followeil, the prisoner attemplliiK to free 1,1s Klin hand and shoot the offi cer iiKaln, while the latter I'.iiikIU to overpower his prisoner. The wtriiKKle dicw HiB attention of pedeslnaiis who at first showed hesi tiuny In iuleiii linn, not know inn at Hie lime that i Mil. or Knapp hud been shot When llnally they b ill as. sbiliince, Knapp bad . hokod Watson Into luseiisiliiiily ami himself was on the nine id collapse from weukinss. It was necessary to cut open llio pocket of Walson's ovucoal lo extri cate III.' hand ami lake Irom It Hi revolver Willi which he had done Hm shoollllK. at. in the striiKsle otflcer Knapp hail twisted Walson's ana in such a manner thai It had necomu WedMi'd I" the pocket. Ollbcr Kliapp bv this lino. lui. I been assisted to Hoi side of the walk vv her.) he sat oil the curb. Iiespitc bis wound and iv haitstloii due to the st r iik K b, the pa trolmaii was hilly conscious. He ill l not believe himself seriously wound ed. I,, a lew minutes a hai k had been summoned and In Hiis Knapp I was taken to Ills home on Cel. Hal avenue. While I, liner .1. C. Maitm. who had in ""' incHiillnio arrived oil the si cue. assisie,! ly M. I.. Stern, look chaiKo of the ii noonm inns pris oner, who was half carried and half drawn. ,! '. Jail half a bin k dlslunt. on helm.' searched by Poll, cnia.i .Martin, a box ol I'. M. C cartridges, llolil which had b.i ll taken Ihe loans or his icvolv.r, was l.oniil Tin- onlv lib-Ill II Ii a 1 imi was a Wells .ur;l re- eel.t Iss I to I-'. J. W.ltsolt lor . Mill, as.- le had sbl ..-.l to J. (iaub t. ut M iiineapolis. M mil.. Ihe value of which was ;iv. o al ..u. The receipt was tor IJ i i, iio.es pi. p.u.l on lbs pa kas''. I" in. dltl. hi 7v;.r III lluilicy smile I it in i . . o, nl i.i n coins, aim " iloon . I.e. ks were loullit tH s person. His hat hand bi re II. I III! I j Kinsman. 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