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£fSJ *. THE WEATHER Partly cloudy tonight. "PSYCHIC EPILEPSY" INTRODUCED AS POSSIBLE CAUSE OF MURDER COMMITTED BY HAZELTON MAN Dr. V. J. LaRose Tells of Cases of "Missing" Identity" Due Affliction PENNINGTON TELLS OF HELPING BROWN Says He Gave Courier-News Man Good Story to Aid in Boost ing Circulation After deliberating less than five hours, the district court jury which tried Cecil Pennington, Hazelton drayman, for murder in the first degree returned a ver dict this afternoon finding him guilty of manslaughter in the first degree and fixing the penalty at five years' imprisonment. Pen nington was indicted by the Em mons county grand jury for mur der in connection with the death of Mrs. E. L. terras, who was shot and killed at her home in Hazelton the night of June 6 while a crowd was seeking her son-in law. Wallie Daugherty, charged with hoarding 1057 bushels of 915 wheat. Five other principal defendants whose indictments before the grand jury were secured by At torney General i-anger, E. J. Bab cock, manager of the Victoria el evator at Hazelton Louis Torkel son, leading business map Harry Ellithorpe, village marshal i^narles Armstrong, member of a pioneer Emmons county family, and Bert Hartman, were acquitted this week by a jury which con sumed just thirty minutes in ar riving at a verdict. "Psychic epilepsy," the 'brain mal ady which results In cases of "missing Identity," and, which may cause its victims to automatically walk, talk, eat and go through normal or abnor mal actions of which they have no rec ollection when the attack has passed, was described in district court yes terday by Dr. Victor J. LaRose of Bis marck, testifying as an expert wit ness in the trial of Cecil Pennington, Hazelton drayman charged with the murder of Mrs. E. L. Ferris on the night of June fi, when he is-alleged to have called at her home with other allzelton citizens seeking her son-in law, Wallie Daugherty, charged with hoarding 1057 bushels of 1915 wheat. The defense had placed Pennington on the stand to testify in his own 'be half hta the had been subject to men tal aberrations and periods of lost con sciousness for several years, this af fliction. the witness testifying, having followed a runaway in which his head was severely injured. Pennington claimed to have no knowledge of what transpired the night of June 6 he pro fessed inability to recall that he had been at the Perras home or that he had fired the shot which caused Mrs. Perras' death. He could not remem ber subsequent conversations on the subject he could not recall having met or seen E. J. Babcock, Louis Tork elson, Charles Armstrong or Harry Ellithorpe, alleged rioters acquitted just prior to the calling ot the case against Pennington. Asked whether this form of epiepsy did not sometimes follow 'blow on the head, Dr. LaRose replied that head injuries were listed as one of the causes! Psychic epilepsy is not extra ordinary there are numerous cases on record, said the witness. It is epi lepsy not fully developed to the stage where it results in fits and catalepsy. "People subject to psychic epilepsy of things automatically and have no knowledge or realization of their ac tions later. Many cases of losses of identity, where a man apparently nor mal, suddenly 'loses' himself, perhaps regaining possession of his faculties days or weeks later, in a distant part of the country, generally are attribut ed to psychic epilepsy. It may came from alcoholism, infectious or specific disease it may be hereditary, or it may have resulted from head injur i68 Dr. LaRose conducted the making of x-ray photographs of Pennington's Injuries, which he exhibited in court, testifying that there were too indica tion apparent that the brain had (been permanently affected. Pennington, resuming the stand in the afternoon, identified John B. Brown,, Courier-News correspondent, as a newspaper man with whom he had talked following his imprison ment in the county jail here. He de nied having told Brown or O. W. Rob erts, district food administrator, that he, with Ellithorpe, Baibcock, Torkel son and others, surrounded the Per- em Attorney Sullivan: "And, of course.) you wanted to help Mr. Brown sell his papers?" Pennington: "Yes, sir, I did. John B. Brown, called 'by the prose cution, testified that he was special correspondent for the Courier-News when he interviewed Pennington and •hat Pennington had told him of hav ing surrounded the house and that (Continued on Tage Eight.) EYERY FAMILY'S EVERY MEMBER RED CROSS UNIT Nothing Short of 100 Per Cent Membership to Be Consid ered in Roll-Call ARMY STILL IN THE FIELD Red Cross One Organization Whose Work Does Not End With Close of. War Every family a Red Cross auxiliary and every member o£ every family a Red Cross unit is the goal for which th« Christmas roll call of the Red Cross will strive in Burleigh county. Burleigh hopes to treble its present membership, and reports which are coming from rural districts would indi cate that this aspiration may easily be realized. Bismarck, of course, will do its part, as it has in every call that has been made upon it. The Red Cross is one organization which does not demobilize when war ends. Its work is never finished. Wherever there is need for mercy, for charity, for succor, the Red Coss is ready, as ready in times of peace as- in times of war. Burleigh county people share this knowledge with oth er American citizens aud the Christ mas roll-call will find the mready. Regan on the Job. Chairman A. S. Games of Regan gave an inkling of the sentiment which exists outside of Bismarck when he called up B. Aetna—Walter Pesonen. Arena—W. S. Scott. Burnt Creek—.Tulous Aandahl. Baldwin—Benjamin Lawyer. Brittin—George Day. Driscoll—G. V. Cunningham. Fort Rice—Irvin Small. Hay Creek—L. C. Sperry. Lien—Frapk' R. Prater. Menoken—A. F. Welch. McKenzie—A. P. E'liss. Moffit—Roy Kockwood. 'Northeast Burleigh—W. W. Christ ianson. Regan—A. S. Games. Rock Hill—Emil Moses. Still—Morris Anderson. Stewartsdale—J. W. Burch. Union—Mrs. W. A. Stiles. Wild Rose—August Doehle Wing—G. Olgeirson. Trygg—Mrs. Joseph Rue. Taft—George Lewis. Bismarck—R. A. Tracy. To Meet Sunday. All branch chairmen and their com mittees are especially invited and urg ed to attend the Red Cross THIRTY-EIGHTH YEAR. BISMARCK, NORTH DAKOTA FRIDAY, DEC. 13, 1918 lR. Jones, county chairman, last evening with a request for" more supplies. "Last year," said Mr. Games, "our total membership was a trifle less than 100. This year we're not going to be satisfied with anything less than 300. iR. A. Tracy is general chairman Tor Bismarck. He has hammered togeth er the finest machine that has ever gone out on a capital city war work canvass. There is no limit, to -.what such an organization can achieve. It would not be safe to even suggest a maximum for the' Bismarck roll call. Chairman Tracy isn't making any pre dictions. Any goal that he set would be snowed under early in the game. That has been the histoiy of every Bismarck drive. County Organization. The county organization as an nounced today by Chairman B. E. Jones, who is being congratulated up on having been a'ale to enlist the serv ices of such lieutenants, follows.: mass meet ing at the Auditorium at 3:39 Sunday afternoon, which will be featured by a community sing directed by the Community choir, led by Miss Bergliot Gas pary, and iby an address by John Bowe, a French legionary, who will tell of the Red Cross work in war. Following the mass meeting there will foe a county conference of Red Cross Christmas roll call committees. The next day the workers will "go to it." Each subscriber to a one dollar membership in the Red Cross will re ceive ten Red Cross Christmas seals, suitable for use on Christmas pack ages or correspondence, prima facie evidence of membership In the Red Cross. These seals will be obtainable in no other way, as the usual Christ mas sale of the anti-tuberculosis so ciety has been dispensed with this year. ALL MONTREAL CITY EMPLOYES STRIKE •Montreal. Dec. son. ana uuien, 117UUUOU vuo «. peaceful today after a night of dls ra8 home, and that he encountered order growing out of a strike of 1, W Mrs. Perras, gave her a shove, and that his revolver was accidentally dis charged. Asked what he did tell the Courier-News man, he said: "Mr. Brown told me It would adver tise his papers and he would sell lots more of them if I gave him a good story." _' -j 13.—Montreal tiA* Ck O.H*VtTA HT1H AAA AiMnUttAa A A1¥lQ fljl0* hlffhpi was 200 city employes demanding higher wages. City officials were hopeful early today that the strikers would accept the offer of the trades and la bor councils to arbitrate the dispute. With all policemen and firemen leagued with the strikers last night the city was at the mercy of hoodlums who pillaged the stores, smashed win dows and assaulted volunteer fire men. One hundred young athletes of the Montreal Athletic association were armed with clubs and revolvers and given authority to arrest strikers. In addition to demands for increas ed wages, the police call for dismiss al of three heads of departments, while the firemen insist on the double shift system. OO-LA-LA CHILE AND PERU IN FRIENDLY NOTE TO UNITED STATES Washington, Dec. 13.—Chile and Peru have replied in friendly tones to the identic note of the United States urging on them the supreme import ance of adjusting amicably their con troversy «ver the provinces of Tanea and Aricd and tendering the aid of the United States alone or in conjunction wi other American states. Peru indicated a wish that the good offices of the United States might be employed to bring about a settlement, while the Chilean government con tented itself with an expression of ap preciation" of the spirit of the offer. START FIGHT TO RETAIN STATE MILITIA St. Paul, Dec. 13.—.Northwestern ad jutants general in convention here today decided to prepare resolutions asking the nation-wide mainteiuincs of the national guard. The resolu tions will .be taken to the naiio ial convention of adjutants ganeral by General llhinow of Minnesota "Where would America havj se cured the 2,000.000 men nov in the field if it had not been for the adju tants general and the cooperation of the national guard?" asked Major Lu cas of Iowa, declaring that national guard responsible for America's suc cess in the war. NAVYEQUALTO ANY AFLOAT IS RECOMMENDED Washington. Dec. 13.—Appropria tions to provide a navy for the United States by 1925 as large as that of any other country was urged today by Admiral Badger before the house na val committee. OFFICIAL DENIAL. Berlin, Dec. 13.—Official denial was made last night that the govern ment Is contemplating a convocation of the Reichstag. The Tageblatt ear Her In the d&y had a story that such action was contemplated. THE BISMARCK TRIBUNE PRESIDENT WILSONIARRIVES IN FRANCE A THOUSAND WELCOMES, M'SIEUR! STATE RAIL BOARD FIXES Will Look Into Grand Forks and Fargo Utility Tariffs in January The state railway commission lias set tho Fargo and Grand Forks rate cases for hearing at the offices of tho board in Bismarck on Jaauary 28 and January 30, respectively. Tho attorney general, following several months' investigation, advised the rail'Joard yesterday that he was ready to proceed. A hearing on tho application of the Bell telephone companies in N'orth Da kota for a general rate advance prob ably will be held within the next thir ty days, or as soon as Hagenaw & Krickson, the Chicago engineers and accountants who made the recent pub lic utility survey of North Dakota, can arrange to be present. The companies have advised the aril board that they are anticipating demands for wage increses aggregat ing pproximately $200,000, and that the traffic will not bear this burden under the present rates. J. G. Odegard, secretary, treasurer and manager of the Red Rive Valley Telephone Co. at Aneta, which serves patrons on both sides of the river, yesterday made a request for permis sion to increase his rates, and the rail board directed him to file a copy of his tariffs. THREETRANSPORTS START HOMEWARD Washington, Dec. 13.—Three more transports, the Buitenzorg, Am phion, and Swuanne, have sailed from Fi ance with troops. The Buitenzorg sailed Dec. 12th, with the entire 12th battery. Tho following additional units have boen designated for early return by General Pershing: 154th, 151st, 374th, 137th, and 373rd aerial squadrons, the 11th, 12th, 13th and 14th companies of the fourth regiment Air Service Mechanics headquarters and Com panies B, C, D, E, 29th engineers, and various medical and chemical units of the detachments. THEY GREETED WILSON IN FRANCE Leygues and Pichon bear the official greetings of the French government to President Vi ilson, and Col. Harts is the American officer in charge of the U. S. army's arrangement for Wilson's visit. Ripping BUUV 'III RADIATORS TO BE FORKS' PRODUCT Yesterday's new corporations were the Stewart Manufacturing Co. of Grand Porks, incorporated by E. J. Stewart and J. J. McUulre of Grand Forks and F1. G. Hodenack of Minne apolis, with a capital stock of $100,000 for, the manufacture and (distribution of radiators and other specialties, antf the Ha^npden Livo Stock association of Hampden, Ramsey county, incor porated as a non-profit-making associ ation "!o obtain reasonable prices and to secure the best possible results in marketing livestock," by John Ackre, A. J. Cody, Iver Iverson of Hampden, and others. CAPITAL SHIPS WILL RETURN HOME SOON Washington, Dec. 13.—.Every capi tal ship now in European waters will return to home waters this month, Secretary Daniels announced today. They may be expected to reach New York about December 23, and a naval heview will celebrate their homecom ing. Instructions have been wired Ad miral Mayor, now at Brest, to bring back every naval vessel which can bo spared. The divisions returned are battle ships New York. Texas, Florida, Wy oming, Alabama and Nevada, Division 3, commanded by Itear Admiral Thom as S. Rodgers. battleships Utah, flag ship, Oklahoma and Arizona. FRAZJER GOEST TO CONFERENCE Governor (Frazier sS T£PH£.N~PlCHON CXDU. WM W HA.&TS returned Inst, night from a brief junket with the. budget board and this evening he will leave for "Washington to attend a na-1 tional conference of governors on warj problems, dealing particularly with what is to 'be done for Johnny when he comes comes marching home again. Next ftlonday the Flickertail chief ex ecutive, with other governors, will be a guest of Governor Emerson C. Har rington of Maryland at Annapolis. VAST NAVAL PAGEANT STAGED TO COMMEMORATE LANDING OF U. S. PRESIDENT IN EUROPE Enthusiastic Reception Given First Chief Execu tive of This Nation to Visit Foreign Shores— To Proceed Directly to Paris (BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS) Brest, Dec. 13.—President Wilson reached the harbor of Brest, on board the George Washington at one o'clock this afternoon, and within an hour stepped on shore, the first American president to tread European soil. The president was accompanied by Mrs. Wilson, who carried an American flag and a bouquet. Naval Demonstration The arrival was the culmination of a rousing naval demon stration, which accompanied the George Washington into the har bor. The presidential fleet was first sighted^at 11:30 this morning, eleven miles off shore. The sea was calm, and the stately fleet moved forward under skies which were steadily brightening'fefter a dark and gloomy morning. It was more than an hoar later that the ships were signalled at the head of the harbor, and a great cheer arose from the crowd. Single Destroyer Ahead came a single destroyer, showing the way to the fleet. Close behind loomed the huge bulk of the battleships Penn sylvania and Wyoming, flying respectively the flags of Admiral Mayo and Vice Admiral Sims. Just back of them moved the George Washington, bearing the president, flanked on either side by the Arkansas, Florida, Utah, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, New York and Arizona, and flanked by a great flotilla of French and American destroyers. Flanked With Forts The entrance to the harbor is a narrow strait, a mile wide, flanked with forts surmounting the high cliffs on each side. Through this avenue the majestic fleet moved, saluted by the guns of the fort, which were- returned by the battleships, gun for gun. The guns of the city defenses then took up the salute, while the hills and terraces rang with the cheers of the multitude. At the same time all the merchantmen and other craft trimmed ship and manned the yards. At the same time the American anthem played by massed bands flooded out over the water. President Poincaire Greets Wilson The steamer George Washington, with President Wilson on board entered the harbor of Brest shortly after noon today, mov ing into harbor throtigh lines formed by the battleships and dropping anchor about a mile off shore amid tumultous demon strations. President Poincaire and his party, accompanied by Miss Mar garet Wilson, went aboard at 1:30 and plans were made at once for the president's landing. Greets President Mayor Goude of Brest, in greeting President Wilson as he landed, said: "Mr. President: I feel the deepest emotion in presenting to you the welcome of the Brest population. The ship bringing you to this port is the symbol under Che auspices of which the legions of your pacific citizens sprang to arms in the grand cause of inde pendence. Under the same auspices today you bring to the tor mented soil of Europe the comfort of your authorized voice in the debates which will calm our quarrels." "Mr. President, with you on this soil, our hearts are unanimous in saluting you as the messenger of justice and peace. Tomorrow it will be our entire nation which will proclaim you, and our whole people will thrill with enthusiasm over the eminent statesman who is pre-eminent in defense of justice and liberty. "In order to perpetuate this honor to our descendants the mu nicipal council has asked me to present you with an address to the man who presides over the destinies of the republic of the United States." The address of the council said in part: "Being the first to welcome the president of the United States to France, we respectfully salute the eminent statesman who so nobly personifies the ideals of liberty and justice. Long live Presi dent Wilson long live the champion and apostle of international justice." A singular feature of welcome to the President was the sup pressed interest of the German prisoners in Brest. Among those who lined the route to the station were delega tions of patriotic societies and throngs of people from neighbor ing localities. The first to greet the president besides the French ministerial representatives, were Andre Tardieu, French high commissioner to th U. S., the Mayor of Brest, Ambassador Sharp, Col. E. M. House, General John J. Pershing and General Tasker H. Bliss. There was a thundering cannonade as the presidential party left the George Washington and landed at Pier 3. It was escorted to the tribune amid cheers and salvos and the notes of the Star Spangled Banner. Delivers Address The president today delivered a short address at Brest, and drove through the cheering crowds until he reached the railroad station. President Wilson left Brest for Paris at 4 o'clock this after noon. TO CROSS RHINE With American Army of Occupation, Dec. 13.—The four ad-, v. vance divisions of the army of occupation virtually completed their march to the Rhine yesterday and will cross the Rhine tomorrow. (Continued on Page Two.) LAST EDITION PRICE FIVE CENTS Witnesses Spectacle /, President Wilson witnessed the spectacle from''tfie" deck' .t£ his steamer, waving greetings and acknowledgements as the cheer ing throng ashore vied with the artillery in the old world's first tribute to an American president. The first rays of the sun as it broke through the clouds fell on the George Washington as it, steamed to its dock and illuminated the huge reproduction of the statue of liberty erected for this occasion. The French ministers who were at hand to officially greet the president on behalf of the government went aboard. President Wilson's landing is fixed for 3 o'clock, when he will formally disem bark on key No. 3, where he will be received in a handsome pa vilion. The procession to the train will begin at 3:30. He will go directly to the station, where his train will leave for Paris at 4 o'clock. xi •r.