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Raiser's Troops Break
Cordon Encircling
Them in Poland—Re
inforcements Appear
The Complete Victory Formerly Claimed
by Czar's Forces Has Yet to De
velop, According to Reports Re
ceived in London From Petrograd
London, Dec. 1, 12.08 P. M—Though
it seems clear now that the German
armv in Russian Poland, or that part
of it which the Russians surrounded i
near Lodz, narrowly missed annihila
tion the Germans fought with such fury
that the cordon encircling them was)
broken and as German reinforcements;
are coming up the issue is not yet de- 1
The British press, interpreting the i
news dispatches from Petrograd, con-'
tends that a Russian success on a colos-}
sal scale still is possible, but in all
quarters it is admitted that the recent
claims of a complete Russian victory
were premature.
Kaiser on the Field
Poland, with Emperor William on the
field, will likely continue to overshadow
all other war areas for some days to!
come Even the London press is de-1
voting more space to the battles there
than to the conflict in Flanders. This
partly is due, of course, to the fact
that there has been so little change in
the western situation, conditions which
may persist until some sharp turn oc
curs in the eastern struggle.
Throughout Belgium the Germans
are remaining, generally speaking, on
the defensive and immediate signs of
a renewal of attempts to hack their,
way to the French coast are lacking.
King George's Visit to Front
Some dispatches say the Germans al
ready ha-ve begun to fall back from
their rear entrenchments, but as the of
ficial statements make no mention of
this it is assumed it is only a guess of
correspondents working on the theory
that the Russian success has been over
whelming and final.
King George's visit to France seems
greatly to appeal to the popular imagi
nation. The newspapers are featuring
His Majesty's trip, pointing out that it
is the first time a reigning British
monarch has been with his armies on j
the field for 171 years, George II be
ing the last predecessor to do so.
London, Doc. 1, 1.46 P. M. —Violent
fighting is in progress to-day.along the
Vser canal, according to a telegram
from Renter's correspondent at Sluis.
The rooring of heavy guns has been
hewrd all day and houses as far away
as Sluis we shaken.
Inhabitants of all villages within one
hour's march of the Yser battle front'
have been sent away.
Amsterdam, Via London, Dec. 1. 5.30
P- M.—Emperor William reached In
6terburg. East Prussia, yesterday. He
continued on the way to the front, trav- !
eling by motor car.
Insterburg is 16 miles northwest of
Gumbinnen, the capture of which by
..the Russians was reported unofficially
recently, although not subsequently con-1
firmed. The German War Office "state
ment yesterday showed that the invad-'
ing Russians had penetrated East Prus
sia to a point ten miles southwest of
Czar Starts for the Front
Petrograd, Dec. 1. —Emperor Nich
olas left Pertrograd this morning for the !
theatre of war.
London, Dee. 1, 12.20 P. M.—Tele- j
graphing from Amsterdam, the corre
spondent of the "Central News" says
the German front before Dixmude has |
bepun a general retirement.
Von Hindenburg Man of the Hour
Berlin, via Thtf Hague and London, I
Dec. I.—That Field Marshal Paul Von
Hindenburg i« considered the man of
the hour in Germany is indicated by ,
an incident reported in the newspapers.
It appears that a field post received a
postal card directed simply to "The
Most Popular Man in Germany." The
card, it is stated, was delivered" to Von
Von Moltke Recovers Health
Amsterdam, l>ec. 1, 'Via London, ■
4.46 P. M.—Lieutenant General Count
Von Moltke. says a Berlin dispatch to
the "Telegraf," has recovered his ;
health and is returning to the front.
' Unofficial reports that the Germans
had undertaken another attack on
Ypres. marking the beginning of a
great battle, received no confirmation
in to-day's communications from the
French and German war office. The
French statement, however, contains a
vague reference to renewed German
efforts in tho region in which they have
been expected to make their onslaught
in case they attempted again to break
through to the English Channel, It is
said that the enemy was showing
"considerable activity'* to the north
of Arras, a French town near the Bel
gian border. In Belgium the artillery
fire has become mora spirited, after a
long lull. The German statement dis
misses the situation In the west by
saying that there Is nothing to report.
Germany continues to view the mili
tary situation in the east in a con
fident way giving no intimation of a
reversal at the hands of the Russians.
To-day's announcement says that 0,300
more prisoners have been taken in
Russian Poland in the engagements
near the Vistula river, which were said
yesterday in Berlin to have resulted
favorably for the forces of Emperor
William. Official Petrograd maintains
its attitude of reserve. Such reports as
are made by any of the three nations
engaged in the east, deal only with
particular phases of the campaign so
that the picture as a whole is blurred.
The fighting in the Balkans in
Northern Turkey and the Caucasus, in
Egypt and near the Red Sea seemed al
most to have been lost sight of. Sel
dom since the beginning of the report
ed presence of German and British
Continued on Second Pngr.
Paris, Dec. 1, 5.25 A. M.—The pres
ent situation in Poland, according to
Ludovic Xaudeau, the special repre
sentative of the "Journal de Paris/'
who is at the Russian headquarters in
the field, is as follows:
"General Mackenzin's Eighth Ger
many armv is separated into three
groups. The first, between Gombin to
the north and Brzezinv to the south, is
being attacked on three sides. There
remains an opening on the western
road toward Kutno which, however,
will, be threatened by Russians ad
vancing from Lodz. Part of this first
group at Glowno and Strykow is al
most entirely surrounded.
The second group to the south, at
RJ!£»t»w and Tuszvn, is to force
its way through to the north, but is
opposed by the Russians at Lodz and
Brzezinv, and the western road is
closed to it by the same Russian army
which recently beat two German corps
at Wielun.
"The third group to the west is in
a critical but not desperate position
for, by a right flank at Zdunzka Wola
on the Warta, it still holds the road
to Kalisz, which could serve either for
retreat or for reinforcements if Gen
eral Von Hindenburg thinks it still
possible to try to save his Eighth
City Commission Cre
ates New Post Des
pite Opposition of
Royal and Gorgas
Lynch, Taylor and Bowman Ignore
Plea of That Body and the Munici
pal League for Establishment of
Shade Tree Commission
By a vote of 3 to 2—Mayor Roval
and Commissioner Gorgas were in the
minority—the City Commissioners this
afternoon passed finally Commissioner
Taylor's ordinance creating the office
of City Forester. The Forester, the
ordinance pro\ ides, shall receive not
more than SI,OOO a year, and Mr. Tay
lor said it is the plan to pay the maxi
mum figure.
The Republican members of the Com
mission, Messrs. Bowman, Lynch and
Taylor, who passed the ordinance final
ly, all say they have not yet any one
to suggest for the new office. Neither
would they say when the appointment
will be made, although it is generally
believed that the name of the new For
ester will be sent to the Commission
at its meeting one week from to-dav.
The adoption of the Forester ordi
nance came after a long debate, in
which all the Commissioners partici
pated. The adoption of the ordinance
will prevent the Mayor carrying out his
plan to follow the suggestion of J. Hor
ace McFarland, the Civic Club and the
Municipai League, and introduce an or
dinance providing that the City shall
aci-ept the provisions of the act of
1907 under which municipalities are
empowered to create tree commissions.
Fought By Mayor and Gorgas
The Mayor and Mr. Gorgas made a
stiff fight in opposition to the ordi
nance creating the post of forester,
saying among other things that it
loitliwd OB Seeoad I'agr,
Business Handicapped
Here To-day Because
Washington Hasn't
Sent Enough
Offices Which Dispatch the Messages
Compelled to Keep Records Separ
ately—Druggists Inconvenienced—
Stringency May End To-morrow
The little internal revenue stamps
which must by act of Congress, be
used on designated articles in payment
of the special war tax beginning to
day, are harmless enough in them
selves, but they causftd commotion and
confusion in business circles in this
city this morning and this afternoon
such as is seldom experienced. The lack
of sufficient quantities of some denom
inations of the stamps caused most ot
the trouble.
There were not enough of the new
stamps in this city to-day to meet the
initial rush. Of some of the common
est denominations of the proprietary
set, there is not a single stamp in
town. Proprietary stamps were ou sale
at the revenue office iu the postoffice
building, and documentary stamps at
the Harrisburg National bank.
As a consequence of the shortage,
caused by delays in getting the stick
ers from Washington, telegrams, with
out stamps, are being dispatched at
local offices, close record of them be
ing kept, and druggists are selling
perfumery, cosmetics and other articles
subject to taxatiou without affixing the
stamps, by keeping 'detailed accounts
of all goods sold.
These are the only possible arrange
ments which can be made until the
stamps become plentiful enough to
meet all ueeds. It was said at the in-
ternal revenue oflice in the post office
building this moniiiig that a
supply of the stamps is expected to
morrow to relieve the stringency.
Parts of the Law Contusing
The workings of the new tax collect
ting system are in so crude a stage on
this, the first day, that taxpayers and
even tax collectors do not know how to
interpret many provisions of the act
of Congress. In some departments on
Capitol Hill, according to attaches, all
work is tied up to-day because the
meaning of various clauses in the act
Contlnurd on Srt'nnil I'aur.
Shacks Well Known to Police to Be
Sold at Auction
The sale of Lochie 1 Row, which was
to take phce yesterday, has beep post
poned until' next Saturday. Lochiel
Row is a group of tumble down frame
house? in South Harrisburg and as a
district is probably bettor known in
police circles t'han any other portion
of the city. Several riots, a couple
of murders, innumerable beer parties,
craps games and so 011, have hud their
origin in that notorious section.
The ground is the site of the old
Harrisburg rolling mills, and when the
mills quit business a few years ago,
the bulk of the inhabitants was forced
to look up other quarters. Now the
majority of the inhabitants are for
The ground will afford an excellent
manufacturing site because of the
railroad facilities, so in all probability
the "How" will be wiped from the
map of Harriaburg.
Stolen From His Home and Carried
Away in Auto
By Associated Press,
Moberly, Mo., Dec. I.—Orviile
Beach, Jr., 6 years old, was stolen from
his home here to-day. His parents were
in the house and heard a scuttling on
the front porch. Prom a window thev
■aw the chila carried into an automobile
and driven rapidly away.
Both Beach and his wife said there
was uo one with whom they had had
Planning to Cut the Tax Rate
The City Commissioners will hold a
special meeting before t'he close of the
week at which they will submit their
estimates for preparation of the annual
budget. The Commissioners all say it
will take only a few days to prepare
their estimates wbk-h will be on the
basis of a nine-mill tax rate, one-half
mill less than was charged last year.
J. Borden Harriman Dies
By Associated Press,
Washington, Dec. I.—J. Borden Har
riman, of New York, died here to-day
after a lingering illness.
New York, De<\ I.—J. Borden Har
riman was a prominent New York
banker. He was 51 years old.
Dissolution Effected by Mutual Consent
Through Which Management of Old
Market Street Business Is Under
taken Solely by Ben. Strouse
Formal announcement was made this
morning that the firm of W. & B.
Strouse, proprietors of the "Globe,"
has been dissolved by mutual consent,
Mr. William Strouse retiring. The dis
solution was a friendly one.
The retirement of Mr. William
Strouse, while regretted by those in-
Proprietor of the "Globe" Store Who
Plans Big Improvements
terested on account of his long associ
ation with the firm and cordial rela
tionship with every one connected with
the store, will not change the business
policy which, as heretofore, will con
tinue along most progressive lines.
Mr. William Strouse said this morn-
Announced To-day That He Retires
From the "Globe" Firm
ing that he has plans to establish a
new commercial enterprise in this city
concerning which he will soon make
a public announcement. He said that as
a result of the readjustment of his af
fairs lie has become the sole owner of
the building occupied by the Kresge o
and 10 cent store, 326 Market street.
The " Globe, w widely known as one
of Harrisbtirg's "leading commercial
firms was established in 1896 by a
copartnership between William Strouse,
who previously had established a suc-
Contlnuril on .Moth t'aer.
William H Herman and Benjamin F.
Pheneger Placed on "Honor Roll"
To-day—Shuey. After :<:{ Years'
Work, and Heller Also on Roll
The Pennsylvania Railroad Company
announced to-day the retirement to the
"honor roll-" of three old employes liv
ing in Harrisburg-—William H. Herman,
1312 Howard street; Benjamin F.
Pheneger, 262 Herr street, and Wil
liam R. Snuey, 266 Cumberland street
—and George W. Heller, Oyster Point
avenue, Camp Hill.
Mr. Herman had been employed in
the Harrisburg yards for the last 49
years and 7 months. When he started
to work for the I'ennsy he first was
employed on the old train that ran be
tween Harrisburg and Dauphin. When
he was retired he was conducting an
engine in the upper yards. Mr. Her
man was 9 years old when his parents
moved to Harrisburg from Shippens
burg. He has lived here ever since,
having been at his present residence,
1312 Howard street, for the last 21
years. When he was retired his fellow
workmen presented him with a fine
easy-uhair, which he prizes very highly.
Mr. Pheneger was retired after 49
years of active service. He was botn
in Lancaster county October 4, 1844.
For many years he was in charge of
the round house in Columbia. In 1896
he came to Harrisburg as a machinist
in round house No. 2. Mr. Pheneger is
an active member of Grace Methodist
William R. Shuey, a Civil war vet
eran, had worked for 33 years in the
Harrisburg shops, having been employed
as machinist since October 10, 1881.
When Mr. Shuey was 15 years old he
started to work for the Harrisburg Car
Company. When the Civil war broke
out he tried to enlist, but was too
Rotary Club Rents the
Vaudeville House for
One Week to Aid the
War Sufferers
Every Cent Over Expenses at Playhouse
During Week of December M Will
Go to Needy in Devastated Europe
—Club Has Noon-day Luncheon
• ———
At its first noon-day luncheon to-dav
the Harrisiburg Rotary Club decided on
a great concerted effort in behalf of
the starving women aud children of
The club's plan is to rent the Or
pheum theatre for the week of Decem
ber 14 and every cent actually taken in
at the box office of the vaudeville house
over and above the expenses for run
ning tht show that week will be turned
over to tho destitute in Belgium.
Whether the tickets are purchased
from a member of the club or at the
box office of the theatre, the money
will go to the same good cause. The
entertainment committee of the club
has been authorized to prepare tickets
for sale, which will be exchanged for
seats at the theatre box office.
There will be twelve performances
at the theatre, as usual. The same
prices will prevail, the same theatre em
ployes will be in charge of the house
and Manager Hopkins has assured the
Rotary Club that a good vaudeville bill
will be booked for that week.
''The Rotary Club hopes," said a
member of the entertainment commit
tee, "that in view of the small cost for
an excellent entertainment that the
patronage of the theatre will be much
greater that week. Kverv ticket soi l
will be a distinct aid for the needy in
devastated Belgium."
Paul Gendell, of the Pennsylvania
Steel Company, was the speaker at the
meeting held at noon in the Metropoli
tan hotel. Mr. Gendell was director of
exhibits at the recent "safety first"
show in this city. He emphasized Hnr
rit'burg's need of additional hotel ac
commodations. The show boosted Har
risburg, which .has now taken its place
as a progressive industrial center, he
Were Pushed From Freight Train In
Running Battle With Robbers
By Associated Press.
Sandusky, 0., Dec. 1. —Three men
are reported dead ami three others
seriously injured as a result of having
been pushed from a moving Lake
Shore freight train during a running
battle with three robbers avidentlv
lasting more than an hour tho
train sped between Toledo and Cleve
land to-day. Dead bodies or injured
men were found along the track for
forty miles.
Only one of the dead men was iden
tified. He was William C. Gallagher,
Cleveland teamster, found beside the
track six miles west of Sandusky.
Frank Diefs, said to be a tramp, was
found badly injured a mile further
aloug the track. Poliee say one dead
body was found near Amherst ami
another near Port Clinton. Two negroes
and a white man are said to have rob
bed the other men while all were
stealing a ride and then threw them
from the train.
Firm of Wholesale Druggists Goes to
Wall in Chicago
By Associated Press*
Chicago, Dee. 1. —Financial troubles
beset another enterprise in which C'. B.
Munday, associated with former Sena
tor Liorimer in the defunct L»a Salle
Street Trust and Savings bank is inter
ested, when an involuntary petition in
bankruptcy wu filed in the Federal
Court here to-day against Truax, Green
& Co., wholesale druggists and dealers
n surgical and hospital appliances.
The liabilities are placed at $15,000
and assets at $30,000. Insolvency was
denied by counsel for the firm and
Judge Landis postponed hearing the mo
tion for a receiver.
Bucket Brigade Extinguishes Fire
H age rut own, ; .Vl'd., Dec. I,—What
might have been a most disastrous fire
broke out in the general store of J. W.
Remsburg, ('hewsville, yesterday morn
ing, and before the people of the town,
who formed themselves into a bucket
brigade, succeeded in gettting the blaze
under control, it had damaged the store
to the extent of about SI,OOO.
Police Cannot Deliver Telegram
The police here are anxious to find
Mrs. C. H. Doughty, to whom a tele
gram has been sent by C. H. Doughty
in Philadelphia. It asks her to return
to that city. The woman is unknown to
the police.
17. S. District Attorney Appointed
By Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 1. —President Wil
son to-day appointed John D. Lynn, of
Rochester, to be United States Attor
ney for the western district of New
Likely Court Action Will Be Taken to
Determine Whether Civic Club, Un
incorporated at Time of the Be
i quest, Can Take the Property
1 An officer of the Harrisburg Civic
] Club said to-day that it is quite likely
a friendly action will be set up ill the
local courts in January, as between the
club and the trust company of New
York City which is executor of the es-
I tate of Mrs. William Fleming, to estab
: lish whether the club, which was unin
corporated at the tinft l the bequest was
; made, has the legal right to take pos
session of the beautiful Fleming home
at 612 North Front street, left to the
club iu her will by the generosity of
Mrs. Fleming.
"Legal affairs move slowly and sev
! eral unexpected points arose that had
| to be settled," said the club's officer.
"In the first place, at the time of Mrs.
I Fleming's death, the Civic Club of Har
! risburg was not incorporated. In New
York State an unincorporated body can
j not inherit property. In Pennsylvania,
however, the law is different, special
: provisions being made for unincorpor
ated bodies to which money is left and
J which do philanthropic, educational or
j religio'us work. The Pennsylvania law
provides that in certaiu cases of this
| kind a trustee may be appointed to look
after the funds until articles of iucor
j poration are taken out. The Civic Club
| of Harrisburg acted promptly when the
I fact of the bequest was made known,
| and articles of incorporation were ta
ken out at the earliest possible mo
j ment "
A representative of the trust com
! pany of New York, acting as executor
; of the estate, was in the city recently
and asked former Judge M. W. Jacobs
Ito look up the Pennsylvania law and
give his opinion as to whether the Civic
Club can legally inherit since it was
not incorporated at the time of Mrs.
Fleming's death. Judge Jacobs has re
cently given his opinion on the question
to John Fox Weiss, attorney for the
Civic Club. Tt is understood that this
! opinion is favorable to the Club, hut
: that it is thought best for the protec
| tion of the Club and also of the trust
j company to have the matter argued in
{a friendly suit >" court at the January
' term.
Terrible Mine Disaster Reported in
Hokkaido, the Northernmost
Main Island of Japan
London. Dec. 1, 4.4r« A. M.-—A To
kio dispatch to Renter's Telegram
Company reports a serious mine disas
ter iu Hokkaido, the northernmost of
tho main islands of Japan. It is re
ported that 4 ( u7 miners are dead.
$70,000,000 U. S. Trade Balance
Washington, Dec. 1. —A trade bal
ance of approximately $70,000,000 in
favor of the United States will be
shown by the November export figures,
according to an estimate exhibited by
Secretary Redficld to day to the Cabi
IF iim
Vance C. McCormick
Paid $350 to Organ
ization in Harrisburg;
Brother Gave $675
Judge Brumm, Bull Moose Candidate
for Governor, Spent Nothing—Al
len, Socialist Candidate for Same
Office, Spent Less Than ss<)
The Palmer-MeCormick League of
Harrisburg, through its treasurer,
George A. Warner, to-day filed its ac
count of money received and exponded
during the last campaign, showing that
the receipts were $1,102.60, anil it was
all ex-peuded.
The contributors to 'he fund, as giv
en in the filed account, included: Vance
C. McCormiek, SIOO and $250 at two
separate times, making $350 in all;
his brother, Harrv B. Mc-Cormick, SIOO,
$l5O, SIOO, $143, $l3O, $52.10, or
$675.10 in all. Other contributors were
Democratic State Committee, $63; Wil
liam Collier, $1; William Corl, 50
cents; John Hinde, $1; George .YleWil
liams, $5 and C. B. 'Mk-Coukey, $5.
The expenditures cover a wide range
of subjects, such as postage, rent, print
ing, supplies, clerk hire, distributing
documents and electric lights. Among
the items was one of $3.75 for red
fire. W. McCord got 50 cents for carry
ing the flag. Boys .were paid $5 to
carry banners. Autonwbile hire cost
$5.50 and boys were paid S2OO to dis
tribute literature. Jack Welsh, for' de
tective services, got S3O, and ma«s
meetings cost $229.41. Transportation
was paid for twenty-nine voters, in
amounts varying according to the rail
road fare.
Hired Six Watchers
Rent in various amounts was paid for
t)he various ward league meeting rooms
Coßtlßiird on Secoad Fa«e.
Court, in Sanity Test,
Has* Difficulty in
Suppressing Man Ac
cused of Murder
Practically All Agree That the Youth
Accused of Slaying His Grandfather
in Inglenook Is Not Now in His
Bight Mind
Edward G. Smith, indicted on a
charge of murdering his grandfather,
John E. Bush, at Inglenook, on Decerti
ber 17, last, and whoso mental condi
tion now is the subject of an inquiry
by a special court jury persisted re
lieate lly this morning before Judge Mr-
Carroll, in interrupting the testimony
and talking aloud to the witnesses. It
is not likely that Smith will be put on
the stand to testify in his own behalf.
A score of witnesses by noon had
tstified that in their opinion the accused
man now is insane and unable to' pre
pare a defense to the charge of homi
cide. As each was sworn to testify,
Smith was seen to mutter something.
Twice he talked aloud.
To I)r. W. T. James, the prison phy
sician. Smith said:
"Get off the stand. Get off. You
are only perjuring yourself!"
When J, Clinton Keigle, one of tho
underkeepers at the prison, said thia
morning he believes Smith ia now in
sane, the accused said:
How'd you like to tell the truth
while your there?"
Memory Good on Some Points
Witnesses said they could not H<?»
count for Smith's being able to recall
distinctly just what lie did after it was
discovered that the grandfather,
Hush, had been shot to death and lel't
lying in the burning Inglenook rot
tsge. In that connection jtfil 'attaches
said that Smith, in their presence aud
in the presence of alienists and per
sons identified with the office of the
county prosecutor, told how, after the
murder, he crossed the river at Ingle
nook, went to Benevue, thore boarded
a train for Altoona—in which city he
bought a hat and pair of shoes—pro
ceeded later to Pittsburgh, then to
Cleveland, Ohio, and subsequently re
turned to the "Smoky City" only to
be captured by the police and identi
fied as the man wanted here on the
murder charge.
His recollection of the policemen
relieving him of more than $2,800, at
the time of his arrest, the witnesses
also said, was clear and distinct. Yet
all said he acted like an insane man,
and that Smith, in their opinion, is not
feigning insanity.
Bertram R. 'Speas, storekeeper a*
the prison, told a story of the accus
ed's alleged pecularities and wound'
up by explaining what happened wlierf
Smith, was visited at the prison by hia
parents a month or more ago.
Didn't Kecognize Parents
"Mr. and Mrs. Smith were in the
office," he began, "and as I took the
boy in his mother asked: 'Don't you
know me, Kddief' and he replied: 'No,
I don't know you. Spcas, where is my
tobacco I'
"When Mr. Smith took clothing to
the boy on one occasion," continued
Speas, "Ed. told his father to 'give
the clothes to your own bov. He needs
them more'n l" do.' I don't think the
boy recognized his father or mother."
Smith's parents again were at his
side during the hearing to-day and, al
though they spoke to him several times,
he paid no attention to eithw. When
lie spoke aloud and broke into the hear
ing both the father and mother p/odded j
him with an elbow, telling him to keep J
quiet. He appeared to be
shifting his feet from one place to
other, leaning on one elbow and
the other and frequently biting and
chewing at his cap.
The alienists who will testify for the
defense it was would be put
upon the stand late this atfernoon, after
which the District Attorney would at
tempt to break down the insanity de
fense. A decision in the insanity hear
ing, it is expected, will not be obtained
before the close of the week.
Warden Caldwell Testifies
Following Dr. W. T. James, the pris
on physician, to the stand late yester
day afternoon, was W. W. Caldwell,
warden of the Dauphin county jail. He
recited incidents in connection with
Smith's prison life, which he describ
ed as "acts of an insane man" and
wound up by saying that in his opinion
the accused is now and for some time
has been mentally unbalanced.
On cross-examination the District
Attorney asked the witness to cite a
f<*W instances of Smith's alleged pe
"I visited Smith along with all
other prisoners once a day," said Mr.
Caldwell, "and I frequently stopped
in front of 'Hd's.' cell and tried to
hold a conversation with him. Once,
and for no reason whatever, he yelled
at me: 'Cadwell, I sentence you to
900 years in hell!' He pronounced mj
name 'Cadwell.' Another time be said:
'I sentence you to be scorched so lony
as your body will stan<l it.' I recall
distinctly one time I stopped in front
of bis cell and insisted that lie speal
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