Bluefield Daily Telegraph (4/12/1931
Price, Five CenU Report niERIBER OF ALLEN LY IS HELD Questioned; Central 11 (IP)— appropriations was house by accepted a committee sum. of tlie would the remainder of collections In and later Dover general by the before appropriation 18 to 2, voting Heroid, floor conBlitution that Keynolds, ot tho and had been because of the committee prot &st In the made by Republican, been informed to and If as well cxieiiplon Monday by the of revenue amount the bud- Since supplemental state smaller bringing ot the about $2.400,000 estimated the take care the flfical conference four needed a bill depart- passed a tho cuts in submitted urged their measure With accept the senate for Mrs, Jeston A. Jones, Daughter Daughter Of Jack Allen, Must Face Four Charges CONVICTED FARM LABORER TELLS OF DEATH PLOTS Son Is Also Kamed In Indiot- ments In Connection With Death Of J. W. Jones, Prominent Prominent Amelia County Man; Trial Of Woman June 2S Amelia, Va.. April 11. (fi*).—A grand Jury today retttmcd mnrder indictments against Mrs. Jeston A. Jones, and Oscar Jones, widow and son ot J. Will Jones, prominent .Vmella county dairyman, for whose, death last January Richard Loe, Negro farm hand, was convicted ot murder yesterday. The indictments, returned by a special grand Jury summoned imm»- dlateiv after the conviction of Lee, contained four counts charging tnur- der, procuring murder, inciting to murder and aiding and abetting in tho commission of murder. Trial for Mrs. Jones was set by Judge Ed\vln P. Cox for June 23. No date was named for the trial of Oscar Jones. Bond lor eacb was fixed at $6,000. Hunter Watson, of Crewe, attorney for Mrs. Jones and her son, said bond would be made for his clients. Lee, convicted ot first degree murder murder aj)d sentenced to 20 years in the penitentiary, testified at bis trial that both Mrs, Jones and Oscar Jones had ottered blm $25 to commit the crime. He was one of the witnesses coiled before the grand Jury today. Lee maintained on the stand that the $25 offer was made to him although although repudiated the truth of a confession made to officers that, he did the killing. Gnnghot VU-tlm Jones was found dead In bed on tlio mornipg of January 9 with a shotgun wound in the head. The defense defense In the trial of Lee sought to establish it was a case ot suicide. S. C. Jones, broUier ot the slain nmn, said today that .Mrs. Jones bad been maiTlod twice, her first husband being Hampton McOraw, of Carroll county. McGraw was killed in 1900 by James Qulnn, a Negro, alter an altercation lu a store at Sylvatua, where McGraw clcrkpd for Mrs. Jones' father, Mrs. Jones, before before her marriage, tlie brother said, was Miss Jeston Allen, of Carroll- county, dauithter of Jack Allen and a niece ot Floyd Allen, the latter one of the central figures in the Hillsvlllo tragedy In 1912 -when three court officials, including the Judge, wore shot to death, a Juror fatally wounded and several other persons injured. Mrs. Jones' father. Jack Allen, was not a participant In the shootinR. Floyd and Claude Alien were later electrocuted. They denied thetre was any conspiracy among members of the family and laid the blame for the shooting on a bitter political factionalism factionalism that had grown up in the county.