The Houston Post. (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 27, Ed. 1 Saturday, November 2, 1912 Page: 3 of 16
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liOUBTOIi. DAILY POETt SATURDAY MOIIlTINO;NQYEMBE. 2; 1912 !.
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BY DH STAFFORD
.Defense Permitted to Cor
roborate 'Mrs.; Williams.
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Lengthy Argument Orer flueirtJoa
Terminated ly Judje'i Bcoiiida
to Admit Testimony to 8np-
port Woman's Claims.
BEAUMONT.- Ttxas Novmbtr 1. In
th BlxtUth district court thl morning
In th mm of Dr. A. O Stafford whoa
trial on a charge of UUlng Bart H.
Barton la drawing near to a etoss tha
first proceeding waa a lengthy argnraant
between defense oounael. and tha 8 tat
permitting tba defense to Oorroborat tha
witness Mrs. Williams who testified yes-
terday aa to her relations with Bart H.
Barton and bar statement that on ao-
count of Barton ah waa thrlca separated
from her husband. Tha oourt finally ruled
that ha would admit the testimony.
Will Bprlngborn had heard Chajrte
Barton brother of the deoendenU. tU(
about the farm being heavljy ta tflebt.
Croas examined he said that he worked on
the farm from August to Octobers 1111.
Charles and Bert Barton alwaya spoke
highly of Dr. Stafford. He never heard
Bert talk about Ufa Insurance. On re-
direct examination the witness swore that
the defense had nerer offered or prom-
ised him any money or other Induce-
ment. Heard Life Insurance Talk.
Joe Cunnlff a young man said h.kiK.w
the Bartons well. Witness heard -Bert
Barton talk about the life Insurance car-
ried by the partners Charles and' Bert
Harton and Dr. Stafford. Bert aald that
If either of the three ahould die the two
others would get $2000 and that if
"Al" (meaning Dr. Stafford) ahould die
that Bert and hla brother Charles would
own the farm. No one for the defenae
he swore had given him any moneys
Cross examined Bert had never ex-
pressed the wish that either of the pnrt-
nera would die. He merely said that in
the event of the death of either the two
others would be "well fixed.- He never
heard Bert say an unkind word about
Stafford. Witness went to Dr. Stafford's
office to have his teeth fixed told the
doctor of what he knew and of his own
accord wrote out a statement of what
he knew about the ease. Witness waa
positive he had written the statement in
lutstlon. The State offered the note in
evidence whereupon the defense said
they would admit that Dr. Stafford had
written the note and that witness had
T. D. Roberts an insurance agent aald
that there were three policies for 11000'
L . i' UB vcani nouse in which the
homicide occurred. The policies were
iruif w jurs. Aiaggie van wo
ier 01 me aeceaent.
Willing to Help Bartons.
R. R. Stafford who Is not kin to the
defendant swore that he used to farm
on the Barton-Stafford farm. He knew"
the Barton boys and about the rime they
Informed him that they Intended to buy
the place for (43.000 witness advised them
utraliist consummating the deal The
Harton boys were anxious to close the
deal however and aald that Dr. Staf-
ford would finance the purchase of the
farm.! Witness also talked to Dr. Staf-
ford about the matter and Dr. Stafford
paid: "The Bartons are good boys and
my wife s brothers and I am going to help
Mrs. Ellen Cunnlff a sister of Mr
u !lllum.i. who swore yesterday that Bert
trim to get her to poison her husband
mid run away with him testified that
isn't liurton had caused trouble between
her ulster and her . brother-in-law and
loil to their separation on different occasions.
Saw Tw Men Together. ;
H. Frye swore that a day or two
homicide he saw Bert Barton
jtafford's office .Bert had a wor-
iixtous look on bis face and his
countenance was flushed as if from
unger or excitement. Dr. Stafford' man-
ner appeared as usual. Witness did not
heir the Conversation between the two.
I'. K Holmes said that he superintend-
ed the building of the vacant house where
the homicide occurred-. Under Instrue-
(Ions that wore given him witness said
that he had rcmlerm the property for
taxation as his own. though he did not
In I'm t own it. Witness collected the
rents and kept Hie keys. He could never
ktep the house locked however and Sev-
ern! weeks before the homirlde he had
told Dr. Stafford of the fact that thero
hail been intruder around the place.
Witness said he noticed a piece of lead
pipe about eighteen to twenty-four inches
In length In the office of Dr. Stafford.
It had been there over a year. Witness
himself took It to the office on in w
(oslon when Dr. Stafford had asked-him
to ro out and buy a few pounds of lead.
At tile plumber's lie could only get lead
In the form of the pipe. After the homi-
cide only a few days later witness no-
ticed In Dr. Stafford's office an empty
bottle with lemon peel at the bottom.
The bottle had contained liquor.
1 luring the afternoon Judge Conley an-
nounced his ruling that he would not per-
mit the defense by the witness C. '.
Holmes or any other witness to inquire
further Into the.hnlilts associates or way
of life of Bert H. Barton further than aa
to deceased being a quiet and lawabtdlng
or a violent and ciuurrelsome man. The
defense excepted to the ruling.
Under cross-examination the witness O.
F. Holmes said he never had any trans-
. rctlons with Mrs. Maggie Van Wormer
about the vacant house and had never
met the ladv. Oscar Barton her brother
told witness the house belonged to Mrs.
Could Not Have Cried for Aid.
Drs. L. Goldstein T. P. Spring and H.
A. Ban- in turn were aaked a hypothetical
question In which they agreed In ex-
pressing the opinion that a man whose
main artery had been punctured by a
bullet would not have sufficient vital force
left to exclaim In a loud voice "Help I
. Help! I am being murdered!" and in tones
that could be heard by another man In
a closed house 120 feet from the man so
wounded. The doctors also agreed that
a man of average strength would fracture
the cranium of a white man with the
piece of lead pipe exhibited to them If
the blow was unimpeded. Dr. Barr said
there was no powder burn on Stafford's
hand the Bight of the homicide. At the
hospital that night Dr. Stafford seemed
laboring under Intense but suppressed ex-
cltement. Witness saw Dr. Stafford when
he was confined in the county Jail.
Charles Barton was with him at tee. time
and seemed friendly to Stafford.' 'Barton
later said to Dr. Barr: "No man In the
world could make . me . believe that Dr.
Stafford murdered my brother."" On ob-
jection by the State however the. state-
ment of Barton to witness" was ruled out.
F. A. Doyle swore he was in Dr. btat-
. ford's office from I to 1:45 'o'clock the
Sunday of the homicide and noticed noUi-
Ing unusual In Stafford's manner.
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Dsntels esme to th. souse- SJier v
i?r ttl"h.r mas. inquired JUr. or
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nous un.uu niBn w "w"vhi;.;
Wss In bd. HMtnt on ' shot sad twut
ttftoen soeonos later two mors shots. T.n
mlnutos eftsr the first shot h.srd
exdslm-"Oh!H Witness thought K was
tb sod itajrod. In bed.
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Ctrcumstsnoe ef' KIlHn Nr txr
plained. '. -
; EBAUMOKT. rTHsv November 4. Dr.-
A. 8. Poilock BUU quarantine tflcer at
Babln tnu who resterdar hot Charles
Pemy r Ptnoi -In the bead with a revol-
ver causing- his death a few hours later
was th) afternoon admitted to bonds In
'the sum of 11009 by Judgs Pops of the
district oourt on the char; of killing the
It wss After" the negro wrote an insult-
ing letter to a Young whote woman also
enclosing hi photo that th doctor n-
countard the negro and upon th. negro
admitting authorship of tn letter and
making .a gesture as if to draw a weapon
that the- doctor ' opened firs with fatal
effect. .. .
FOR J.. BIAU SNCIO TRIAL.
Thr Hundretf Veniremen Ordered at
FOBT .WORTH Texas Norember t
Three . hundred veniremen were ' ordered
this morning for the John Beat Sneed
ti;lsJ herr November 11. This wUI be tb
second trial on the charge of kUUng Cap-
f ain "A ..CL.- Botes Sr. Sneed has sine
killed A- CL Borce. Jr. . .Tn. 6 tat'. at
torney peuvvo uua uia wui . COCJI
The first trial took four
Frank Zaby Net Qullty.
(HoHston Pott Sptcial.)
DALLAS Texas November 1. Frank
Zaby charged with killing Glonn Lo-
ta tan co In U10 wa acquitted by a Jury
today after fifteen mlantsa deliberation.
The killing occurred OctoUr i. 1)10.
Zaby has been tried for killing Caroline
Lobianco but the Jury was ( unabl to
A SATT C0OTZ&EHC&
Boad Under New Control Kay Hake
(Hotuto rri Social.) e
SAN ANTONIO Texas. November L
Officials of th Missouri Xknsas and
Texas Railway company ar du4 to Mt
with Edwin Cnambertaln In Sw Antonio
next week M a dohfrtce On the TOatter
of the Missouri Kansas and Texas tr-
mlaals la this city. At th coming meet
is 'i'v'H n
In It Is expected definite action will be
taken and the work of pushing the plan
that have been underway many months
will be undertaken at once.
It is said by men on the "inside" that
the new factors In th control of th Mis-
souri Kansas and Texas have determined
to make It the dominant highway of th
entire Southwest. The line of th sys-
tem already touch most of the important
points of. the .State. Purchass of the
Beaumont and Northern by Katy inter-
ests 1 aald to Inaur th building of a
Una from Waco into Beaumont and other
points In that section of the State. After
that. It is declared will come an exten-
sion of tha Wichita Falls route recently
acquired by the Katy Into Colorado new
mileage and purchase of abort lines botn
being expected to be consummated.
Another Improvement regarded by
President Schaff and Chairman Trum-
bull as Imperative l th doubl tracVtng
of th line from Hillsboro to Granger.
Thl would mean In effect a double traok
from . Granger to Deniaon. Much of the
main line through Oklahoma has already
been doubl tracked. There Is also mucn
comment among both official of the line
(n Texas and In New. Tork. about 'th
Katy forming either an alliance with aom
Jin operating between Ban Antonio and
ttpAWBivllla. nr .off hiilldltitf - ttfl 'm
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END OF GRAB0W
TRIAL IN SIGHT
Charge to Jury Will Be Delivered
This Afternoon Pujo Conclud-
ed His Argument ' .
LAKE CHARLES La November 1
"If you doubt that th union . men. were
prepared for trouble." said Congressman
Arsene P. Pujo in his argument for . the
Stat today in th Grabow murder trial
"oonslder th 11T bullet hole In ths aides
of th mill off 1c." H also contended
that ell the attendant circumstance
proved that ths union men were also the
aggressors on the battle. ? . j
' The cas f tha nln. defendant mem-
bers of the Bretherliood of Timber Work
ers la expected to go to tbs tjurv to-
morrow sitwaooa. vV v .4 : v 1
Four argument w"er 'om pi et
one by the -State'anri 'three bv
fense leaving only .tie .cimrlun
ment by Judge Haner for the J'
District Attorney Uonre for. the '
the charge ' to the: JtWy .. by J uO
ton. ' i- a . .
Ths krgumenta forTthe .vaefth
by Attorneys Cllne Bell ..Jaci.
Hundley contended that tha evhi
shown that th. union -men wont to C
bow to hoM .a peaeahie -.timet "g; t
President Emerson jiad reluiki u u
men who were armed." and. lliar rpm
Influence wa back ot' tue-'pro itiui
th. defendant. i .
Mr. Pujo after summing -un
denoe that the State 1-a.I v'esn
tha alleged preparatlonh for viol-
the anion men; started for Cm i
that th. union men - were iw ou.y
pared for ths battle but also tht t
precipitated It. JH declar.1 that i
mon. sense would not permit one to
llev that. -"seven men started ?
against 100 aggressive militant
th anion bide j 'f -s ;
' Attorney Bell In his rtriim"-
defense. said that wrr' inf
back of the prosecution m 1 t m
bad ben oblljreU to n" ' t
conspiracy bi aiise "s -
ant on the e-myle f .o
b coavk... '
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