The Austin American from Austin, Texas on January 28, 1930 · 2
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The Austin American from Austin, Texas · 2

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Tuesday, January 28, 1930
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Telephone 439 1. Delivery Service 3333. Brady Drunk Night of Slaying, Graham Tells Court THE AUSTIN AMERICAN, AUSTIN. TEXAS, TUESDAY. JANUARY 28. 1930. roftsea talk to defense attorneys. The court again ruled that witnesses MIGHT talk to attorneys, hould they desire, blit they were not ordered to do so. Henry Brooks followed this announcement of the court with his oft-repeated state ment that he "advised all witnesses not to talk to defense attorneys." Only one remained in the courtroom to see the defense when adjournment was taken. Brooks wanted to start at 11 a. m but the defense wanted to delay until afternoon, and the re-Quest was granted. There was a new pretty face among the women at Brady's side Monday. Mrs. Margaret Pondrom Of Dallas, his foster-daughter, joined Mrs. Brady. Mrs. Helen White. Brady's sister, and Mrs. Will Brady, his brother's wife, during the morning. But in the afternoon Mrs. Pondrom withdrew from the courtroom, and Mrs. John Brady went with her, excluded as witnesses put under the rule. Indictment Read Mrs. Pondrom is a 19M graduate of the University of Texas. She married Sam Pondrom in 1923. Mrs. White kissed her brother as he was brought to bU chair. "Why, honey, I haven't seen you since Friday," she said. Again Hen. y Brooks read the indictment, this time before the jury, and Judge E. A. Berry pleaded not gruiity for Judge Brady. Whether witnesses should be put under the rule that is, required to stay out of the courtroom at all times except when called to the Witness stand was not decided until 2 p. m. At first the state was ready to admit all witnesses to the trial," and Berry agreed to this pro-Cedure after remarking that "it began to appear as if this trial would tie unique in that respect." Later after Lon Curtis, of Belton, had held a whispered conversation with Berry, the latter said the defense would insist upon the rule. Witnesses were then ordered to leave the courtroom. Again at 2 p. m. the issue arose Brooks stating he had been asked tc agree that at least three witnesses for the defense be permitted to stay in the courtroom, and that in return lie would like to have the defense agree to permit Mr. and Mrs. High-smith to keep their seats behind the state counsel's chairs. Witnesses Xrooks named were Lofton Johnson attorney. Judge Ed R. Kone, whc held a seat on the stand about the Judges bench, and Hunter Osborne newrpaper reporter. Attorneys Whisper Again After a whispered conference th attorneys took their request tc Judge Moore, who referred it to Brooks. "No, no, I won't agree to any. thing like that," Brooks declared turning away to his seat. The request was that Mrs. Brady lie permitted to remain at her husband's side. So Mr. and Mrs. Highsmilh, Judge Kone, Mrs. Brady, Mrs. Pondrom and other witnesses in the courtroom squeezed out through the crowd and business started. The seven witnesses Berry an pounced he wanted to talk to were Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Crider. Mrs. Crider came to the stand Monday afternoon. , - Frank Graham, the radio salesman visitor. Mrs. L. J. Nachtrab, who was present at the party in McNaugh-ton's apartment the night of the killing. F. R. McNaughton, who told his atory Monday. Odie Green, believed to have been 3 eye-witness. O. E. Cummings, who stayed behind to talk to attorneys. All these were scattered about the courthouse Monday afternoon, and it is believed all will have reached the witness stand before nightfall Tuesday. Those witnesses the defense asked to stay and did not were subjected to a terrific ragging on the point by defense attorneys during the afternoon. McXaughton and Graham answered the questions quietly, each saying they declined to talk on advice, of the district attorney. As each answered these questions, Brooks bobbed his Tiead mp and down, apparently completely satisfied. Denies News Story Berry tackled McNaughton on w hat he had said about the case to Brooks by reading from The Austin American of Monday, Nov. 11, in which Naughton was quoted as saying Brady was drunk. Berry asked: "Did you have a conversation with Hunter Osborne, a reporter for The Austin American, on the morning after the tragedy?" A. Kc. ' Q. Did you tell him, nr tell the district attorney, that Brady was drunk? A. No. I refused to talk to all reporters. Then some debate went on between the two as to whether Brady Was drunk. Q. Did you talk to Judge Leddy and Judge Richard Critz? A. I talked to two Judges, but 1 don't know whom they weie. y. isn't it a fact you told Judge How Fathers and Mothers regard the tonic value of Grove' Tajtblsm Chtxl Tonic fi hown by the large percentage tf families who alway keep a bottle of this bealthful.strengtheningjinvi'gorating, blood purifying tonic in the home. When any member of the family feels the need of a tonic, remember that Grove's Tasteless ChuaTonio helps to restore itrength end vigor by purifying and enriching the blood. Learn the value of this tonic by taking it for a few days and watching the results, 6oc at all drug itoret. Witnesses TTHE calmest of all the witnesses who waited outside the courtroom was Mrs. John W. Brady. She sat in a swivel chair back in the corner of the district court office and rocked slowly as the chair springs squeaked for lack, of oil. For a long time she remained alone, looking off into space. Finally a girl dropped by to see her and they chatted, almost gayly at times, for an hour or two. Mrs. Highsmith paced nervously up and down the corridors. Most of the time his hands were clasped j Leddy and Judge Critz that John Brady was drunk? A. No. Later McNaughton explained he met the newspaper reporter at the foot of the stairs in the house, and the reporter wanted to take h j 9 picture, but he declined to pose or to talk. By Berry: Did you refuse to talk to anybody but the district attorney to Brady's attorneys, to his friends? A. Yes. Had Been a Friend Q: He had been your friend, hadn't he? Didn't you go to the football game as his guest, on a ticket he bought, and drank liquor with him? The answer was yes, and Berry then demanded why he would not talk to Brady's attorneys and friends. A. Because Mr. Brooks advised us not to. Q- You heard the court say this morning you might talk to us if you desired. Why did you not stay in the courtroom? A. I went to Brooks' little office. Q. Y'ou were Brady's friend, and want to tell the truth; yet you refused to talk to his attorneys? A. Yes. McXaughton was unruffled under this harangue, and after a few minutes 'left the witness stand. Frank Graham answered almost identical questions in the same manner, and it seems probable that all other state witnesses will have to face that barrage. Courtroom Noiay As McNaughton took the stand, and to each succeeding witness, Judge J. D. Moore explained that in the crowd-'d courtroom it sometimes became difficult for lawyers and the jury to hear, and urged each witness to speak louder. He had to repeat this warning to Fiank Graham twice, and then on protest of Dayton Moses Judge Moore ordered t ie sheriff to require all spectators to take their seals or leave the loom. About three times tl e number of persons for whom ihero were seats were in the room at the time, a dense press of persons standing on the north side of the bench, some even leaning on the bench behind the judge. All aisles were clogged, many of the spectators being women. snerttt and his deputies took 10 minutes to put the crowd out of the room, and then there was twice the number left jammed into extra seats, some seated on the floor, or on steps about the judge's dias. McNaughton said he worked for looms, Austin printing plant and office furnishings store, and that ne naa uvea at 210 East 10th street the house where Lehlia Highsmith nveu, wince juiy lo. Attended Football Garne He met John Brady soon after ne moved there. IJe said he saw Dmay nrsi at it a. ro- on Nov. , wnen iraay came into Tobin's store. Again at 1:30 Brady came by his house and they went, to the i exas-.tsay:or football game. During the first half they were sep- aidieu, dui during the last half mey naa adjacent seats. After the game they went to a car ana naa several drinks Brady mree using a one-ounce turn bier and McNaughton was unrer. tain whether he took two or three. iji.-ii mey roue away with Dr. H. C. McCianahan, and McNaughton sou uut or me car at his house. mat night, about g p. m.. Bradv unme io luc.Naugnton s apartment wnere ne, his wife and Miss High. Hiimn were. Bradv staved until d"uui, and during the time he had "three-faur-or-five'' medium sized drinks of bootleg gin, according to McNaughton. Mrs. L. J. Nachtrab, who also roomed at me nouse, and her daughter later came in, and after 9 o'clock, Frank uiauain arrived. Having set the scene thus, Henry Brooks led McNaughton into a description of a row between Brady and Mrs. McNaughton. McNaugh-ton said he was in another room with Frank Graham, whn later added they had a drink together i tins conierence, and that he was trying to sell McNaughton a radio. He said he heard a commotion and returned to find Judge Brady out in the hall. "Mac, your wife put me out," McNaughton quoted Brady. nnat lor." he said was his answer. Put Feet On Btd Then Mrs. McXaughton a.nswered because Brady had put his muddy feet on the bed and had cursed ner. co McNaughton agreed he saia, it she put you out, you'll have to stay out." He took Brady to the front door. Within five minutes Brady was back at the apartment door, and a third time he returned, after being escorted to the front door of the building. McNaughton did not know whether he reurned by the front or the back steps. Then the party left for "Martin's bouse" whose place that is was never explained, further than it was on 34th street. The name' of Charles Martin appears on the state's list of witnesses, but it is not yet known whether he is the man Mrs. McNaughton. Mrs. Nachtrab and her daughter remained there, while McNaughton, Graham and Miss Highsmith re. turned to 210 East Tenth street. Took Knife Away As they returned to the house they met Brady coming down the stairs. McNaughton said. "Let's leave," McNaughton said he pro-Posed. Then the phone rang and he went to answer it. Brady came out of the house and began talking to Lehlia Highsmith. What McNaughton said on the phone ha was not permitted to reveal,. but he did say it was his wife calling. Then McNaughton cane to the door, but the phone rang again, and his wife was on the line a second time. "While talking; he beard a scream. He ran to the door, where on Parade behind his back. He moved his collar and tie up and down by wiggling his "Adam's Apple." RS. HIGHSMITH sat in the"iit- tle partitioned office of the district attorney just outside the courtroom. Several witnesses sat with her. Finally they closed the door to shut out looks of the curious. Most of the witnesses strolled about nervously. Some of them gossiped with a motorcycle cop wearing a clean, freshly pressed uniform. For the most part, though, they were silent. Graham met him, and found John Brady standing over Lehlia High smith's prone body. "I pulled Judge up straight and reached down to feel her arm," Mc Naughton said. "It was on the left side, and I felt blood," McNaughton said he took a knife out of Brady's hand, and gave it to Mrs. Crider, the land-lady who later testified. The state interrupted the ' story here to have the knife measured Brooks producing a new ruler from his folder for the work. McNaugh ton announced the measurements: the blade was 3 3-S inches long one-half inch wide at the widest point, and 8 inches long over all iuc.Naugnton said the knife re sembled closely the weapon he took out of Brady's hand that tragic nlKht. The conclusion of the story, told somewhat later, was that Mrs. Crider called the police, he called the ambulance after an altercation in the hallway over whether Brady should use the telephone, but that Brady offered no further resistence. Henry Brooks here turned the questioning to whether McNaugh ton knew how Brady felt toward Miss Highsmith. "Sore" at Women Brady had told him, while in the bathroom of his apartment about scdti p. m., that he was "sore" at them, meaning Lehlia Highsmith and Norine Nachtrab. Then Mc Naughton said Brady had been in ms apartment six or eight times uunng ttie three months be had known him, and that he had' met Brady downstairs on at least two occasions. One of these visits, made on Oct, 16, Mrs. McNaughton's birthdav. led to an altercation between McNaughton and John Brady. Present were Mrs. Martin, again uni dentified. Mrs. McNaughton, Miss rtignsmitn, John Brady and the witness. The party was at Mrs, Alartin's house. We had had a few drinks, and .urs. iuartm asked us to eat oue, McNaughton testified. "We had been drinking wine, and Brady wanted to put the jug on the table. 1 told him it would get the cloth uiriy, ana ne relused to eat. " 'I'll sit down with the girls ,nv self,' " McNaughton quoted himself as naving said. Intimacy Charged Then Brady accused McNaughton of having been intimate with Miss wignsmitn. My wile and X objected, and Brady apologized that evening and again the next day," McNaughton teia Lea. Berry took the witness for cross examination, and rehearsed much of me story about the Saturday nicht party. He brought out the liquor mey were annKing "was supposed to be gin " The courtroom thought ii was iunny. serry obiected stren uously, and Judge Moore warned the spectators, and later had half of them sent out of the room, as turn auove. then came out the "three-four-or-five" estimate on the numoer of drinks John Brady took, followed oy an argument on what const! a. uig arinK' and later on wnetner Brady was drunk. -..c niiuvBa uecunea to say whether Brady took "hiir ririnw but later after much coaxing said the drinks were "medium sized" as compared with drinks McNaughton uau seen onier persons take. Tells of Drinks Then McNaughton related how drinks were poured out of a leather covered flask after the football same, ana Brady took three. However, when Berry began de manaing whether McNaughton uiougnt araay was drunk, the wit ness turned obdurate. "Is this supposed to be my opin ion ne snot uack. When told yes i.e saia ne did not think Brady "in your opinion was Brady in any ucKiee uimer uuiuence of liquor? Berry demanded. McNaughton answered "1 don't know how to answer. He was bound to be under its influence to some degree." Berry recalled the testimonv about Mrs. McNaughton's row with Brady. "Didn't you regard him as drunk do you realize he was drunk as a man can be, as full as a man can be, and be able to get about?" A. lie was able to walk and talk and get about. y. lou know that was all? A. I don't think he was full. Q. He was drunk, wasn't he? A. He had been drinking had had six or eight drinks. Ihtn with the ragging over re. fusing to talk to defense lawyers and the questioning about meeting a newspaper reporter, the defense got to its last question. McNaughton related he had rome here from Wichita, Kan., and in reply to questioning said he was on parole ftom a sentence for child desertion back alimony he called k out. admitted it was a felony case. Henry Brooks gave McNaughton a chance to explain his situation, but he was reluctant to talk fur ther than add the matter grew out of an alimony litigation. Brooks tried to get McNauehton to eay Brady was "ratlcnal." But McNaughton dodged the adjective and insisted that he "carried on a nice conversation and walked straight." Graham Had Cold McNaughton, appestlriir to be a typical talesman, carried a yellow ' slicker over his arm as he left the witness stand. His blue suit appeared a bit slick. Dapper young Frank Graham, scared, complaining of a cold that mane it difficult for him to talk loudly, blew his nose as he took the witness stand. His big ears stood out conspicuously and his nan- is coal black. He related he Is 21 yars of see. a native nf Mo. bile, Ala., and thst he expects to make hU home' there as soon as this trial Is over. He is a talking ---Brady Frank Graham sat on a bench for a long time beside a middle-aged woman who wept at frequent intervals. Finally, however, Gaham told her something that amused her. She stopped crying. JUST before he was called to the stand, Graham talked with the cop and a lady, younger and prettier than the weeper. She arranged his tie for him. Every bit of the color left his face when the bailiff called his name. He threw his cigarette down on the floor. The cop stepped on it. Brady Wed Peelers Stenographer in 1910 By KENNETH McCALLA United Press Staff Correspondent llfHEN John VV. Brady got a good wife John L. Feeler lost a good stenographer. That helps to explain why Col. Peeler is sitting in the Travis county district court room while Judge Brady fights his biggest legal battle one upon which his life itself may hinge. The story of how John W, Brady rose from the ranks of young levvyers to become county attorney, assistant attorney general, attorney for the state banking department, special counsel for Former Gov. "Ma" Ferguson and justice of the third court of civil appeals has been told many times since Miss Lehlia Highsmith, 28-year-old stenographer he helped to get a Job with the supreme court's commission of appeals, was slain with a knife on the night of Nov. 9. Man to Man Here is another story of John W. Brady's life, told by his longtime friend and one of seven defense counsel. Col. Peeler. You walk up a flight of old wooden stairs to reach Col. Peeler's second floor office on West Seventh street. The colonel was pacing the floor, dictating a letter to his stenog rapher, as the correspondent knocked and entered. The colonel Is 68 now. John W. Brady is 50. John L. Peeler's waist is large now. John W. Brady's is not. John L. Peeler is bald, with a fringe of white bushy hair at the back. John W. Brady's hair is white, except for that stain on the forelocks that looks like the coffee stain on a white moustache. Works in His Library John L. Peeler's face is round and jovial. John W. Brady's is lined with care. Gold-rimmed spectacles shield John L. Peeler's eyes. His office is an old one there really are three offices the reception room, his private office and the library. In this library Col. Peeler refers to it proudly as one of the best in the state are original reports of the third United States circuit court of appeals at Phila delphia. There are very few such original reports in existence. Col. Peeler said. The decisions In them are brief. Nowadays judges would write 25 pages to decide what these old judges did in two," said the old barrister. Judges of Texas' court of crimi nal appeals may get to write such an opinion If 24-year-old Henry Brooks succeeds in his effort to convict Judge Brady for murder of Lehlia Highsmith. Followed Football Widely "He sat right there with his desk against that window for 12 years," said John L. Peeler of his friend, John W. Brady. "Mrs. Brady was a stenographer right here in my office for four years. "Here's where they met and did their courtin'. machine repair man, a radio sales man, and in slack seasons has worked on a truck. He was employed here iast November by Isaac Bledsoe. Contrary to many stories told and printed about Graham, he had known Lehlia Highsmith about 10 days before the tragedy, and was with her on the fatal night, as re lated by McNaughton, purely by chance. He retold McNaughton's story of going to the party, and of the row kicked up in the apart ment. McNaughton apologized to him for the disturbance, he said and then they went to the house on 3-it.h street, later returning to zio East Tenth. Graham told the Ride of the tragedy McNaughton could not tell what happened while the latter was answering the telephone. Brady came out one door and met us," Graham said. "Then the phone rang and McNaughton went In to answer it. Brady talked to Miss Highsmith I heard him talk ing about "another Saturday night party.' " Heard Argument Then Graham related how the phone rang a second time, after McNaughton had come outside, and that while he was gone Graham heard Brady arguing with Lehlia Highsmith about going back into the house with him. "I saw Brady strike Lehlia High- smith and I ran to get McNaugh ton," he said. "1 met him. on the steps." Then he corroborated McNaugh ton's story of finding John Brady standing over the girl's prostrate body, seeing blood on the knife taken from Brady, on Brady's hand. and hearing that Brady's hand was cut. This was as the defense be gan questioning; him. "Did you see a dark blue bruise under his eye?" Berry demanded. I didn't. I wasn't looking for any, Graham answered. About liquor: Graham said he saw Brady take at least one drink while he was in the apartment, but was unable to say whether or how many more rounds were served. The lawyer began pounding on the Issue of dri'nkeness, and Graham admitted that he thought Brady "was drunk," but no others were. Heard Threats Then the defense began Its harangue about Graham's refusal to talk to the lawyers, and learned that he went to his home in Alabama for Christmas and returned to Benumont to be served with a subpoena as a witness in the trial, j Trial From Outside The crowd outside the courtroom finally became so large that there was scarcely room enough for witnesses to continue their aimless wanderings. Somebody stepped on the folorn lady's foot and she began sniffling again. Her nose was very red and shiny. A QUARTET of flappers appeared all chewing gum. Behind them followed a timid old lady and a little girl carrying a doll. The little girl talked too loud and received a soft spoken rebuke from the timid lady dirty looks from the flappers. "Her home was in Alden, 111. "He married before he became county attorney. They met, fell in love and were married. "He got a good wife and I lost a good stenographer." "I know he was very fond of University of Texas athletics. Col. Peeler," said the correspondent. "What were his hobbles? Did he indulge in athletic competition him self?" "Well, he'd follow those boys all over the state. You remember how he talked at those pep meetings be fore the big football games. "Twice last fall he followed the Longiiorn football team to Dallas. That was when they played Okla homa and S.M.U. (Judge Brady had attended the Texas-Baylor game here on the day of the tragedy). Father Had Grocery "He would have gone to College Station for the A.oiM. game Thanksgiving day if he'd had to walk, only this thing happened. "He was one of the best trial lawyers I ever saw, right at the top. You remember he won a big verdict for the state in the Waters Pierce oil case. That was when he was county attorney. "He was a very popular man and very handsome. "When I moved to Austin h i s father had a grocery store and residence on the lot next to it. That was at the corner of 19th and Guadalupe streets. That's where he was born. We bought groceries trom his father and he used tp bring them around there. He was about 16 then. Always Ready To Help Lp to the last three or four years I never saw him in a bad humor. Even when he was busiest he would stop to help anybody. He used to be in the middle of studying a big case when university boys would come in. He'd stop to help them unravel their problems. "He was fond of billiards and a very good player. He was fond also of dominoes. No, I don't think he ever played golf or took part in athletic contests. I can't be sure about that." It was in 1900 that Col. Peeler lost a good stenographer and Judge Brady got a good wife. That good wife was at his side from the time of his arrest, when jail rules permitted, until she was excluded from the court room when witnesses were placed under the rule. because Henry Brooks permitted Iilm to go away for Christmas without being put under bond. King McFarlarrd, the man questioned about the reported, but now denied, bribe offer, was next called. He said he went to 210 East Tenth street about midnight on Nov. 8 expecting to spend the night, and that he stayed on three or fout minutes. He stopped his car about six feet from John Brady and Lehlia Highhmith as the two stood talking, cut off the lights and got out. The pair was standing between the slde-.vaik and curb. He heard them and reported Brady thus: "Where in hell did you go? Damn you, I told you I'm going to kill you and I'm going to." Then Brady pulled a knife out of his pants pocket, opened it, and holdii.g it in his right hand put his hand in his coat pocket, McFarland said. The knife Brooks has was pulled out of its hiding place again and identified as a knife similar to that Brady had. Called Police McFarland said he heard someone at the door say they had called the police, and he got back into ht car and drove off, not wanting to be there when officers arrived. The defense then began probing how McFarland was questioned about being offered a bribe. A man who said he was a deputy sheriff went to MoFarland's room at the Driskill hotel and told him he was wanted at the courthouse, the witness related. When he offered to A THREE DAYS' COUGH IS YOUR DANGER SIGNAL Con gli from colds may lead to serious trouble. You can stop them bow with Creoraulsion, an emulaified creosote that ia plcawnt to take. 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Questioned by Archer He was taken to the district courtroom, where Cty. Atty. Roy Archer questioned him, in the presence of the sheriff. By Berry: "Did the county attorney ask you if Dayton Moses had offered you money to testify in this case?" Answer: "Yes." Q. "Has there been any money offered you?" A. "No." Brooks took up the questioning and established again that the questioning was carried on in the district courtroom, and that McFarland was never arrested or put in jail. McFarland said he had known Dayton Moses all his life and had discuased the case with him before he ever discussed it with Brooks. Mrs. Crider Called McFarland said no effort was made by the sta'.e to got him to testify to anything, nor by the defense, and that he hadn't told as much on the witness stand as he told Moses when talking about tne case, "Has any offer been made ynu to get you to stvetcn your story, or to omit any of it?" Brooks asked. "No," McFarland replied. With that iie was excused, and Mrs. Crider called to the stand. Mrs. Crider was not asked to tell her age, but you might guess she's 35. She wore a knee-length oiack coat, with gray fur, and black hat. You never saw her dress, but you could make out she was wearing one strand of pearls. very sheer black silk stockings covered her 'egs. Her face was painted modishly, and mascara black made her eyes twinkle. On her left hand was a ring with a large red stone, which may have been a ruby, and a large dinner ring. Weren't Introduced Mrs. Crider related she became the proprietor of the rooming house at 210 East Tenth street in Decem- Der, lozts At that time Lehlia Highsmith had her apartment mere, and soon thereafter Mrs, Crider saw John Brady and learned wno ne was. But never was she introduced to him. "I talked to him in the hallway and in my room." she said. On the night of the tragedy, at about midnight, Mrs. Crider heard someone knocking on the AlcNaugh-ton apartment door, Bhe said, and she went into the hall to see who it was. Brady came down the stairs and used the telephone. This was nis end of the conversation: "Is this you Ola?" "Is Lehlia there?' "All right, i ll call you back lat er." Woman Called Cops Then a car drove up, and Mrs. Crider saw McNaueht nn rmno In. to the house. Lehlia Highsmith was on the porch and Brady joined her. Mrs. Crider said he in hear Brady speak, but heard lia respond: "Please don't," Then. Mrs. Crider said. Rrr moved as if to strike the woman, and the landlady went to the tel- cyuune iu can police. Alter DUttimr In ,tr- .,tl r. Crider went back to the fi-nnV and heard this: Lehlia Highsmith. Dnn't n-n make too much miblicitv fnr ,,.. self." - , John Bradv: "PuhllMt.. ,.n don't care if I do make for myself. I Intend to have vnnr name and my name hnth i h paper by Monday." Was Given Knife Then, Mrs. Crider nalrl -Rrov grabbed the woman by the upper arm with his left hand and hit her wnn nis npnt. Later. Mrs. fM Naughton gave her a knife, and the weapon Brooks keens In ntti brown satchel was pulled out and Identified as "this seem tn iHa knife McNaughton handed me." Other Threats Recalled After Rlviner un the ni McNaughton, Brady came into the nouse, Mrs. Crider said. He said he was going to call his wife on the telephone, the witness related. I l tnink you have done pnnmrh tor tonignt, .Mrs. Crider answered. Then Bradv said. her testimony: "Keep our of tn7 way," or "Stay out of my wav," nr "I'll put you out of the wav." h declared. Then the state becran to innnlro whether Mrs. Crider had heard Brady make any threats asuinst Lehlia Highsmith, and over objec- Meetodene Sveckliifs prescription top wora cough In 1 min- flta. f.itrha nM Avartiirht. Bo "dope." 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Both victims live at Ingram, inland village seven miles west of here. They were headed toward Kerrville and were turning around when the accident occurred. At the Secor hospital here where they were brought by an ambulance, it was believed that their condition was grave. The patients could breathe only with difficulty. They were yet tlons by the defense, got in her statements about the time Brady set the Highsmith woman's car afire to compel her to open the door of her apartment. She set the date of this event as about six weeks prior to the slaying. Brady came to Miss High, smith's room about 10 o'clock at night and found the door locked. He tried Mrs. Crider's door and it too was locked. Then, after some remonstrances, he went outside and sat dos in Lehlia High-smith's car. A short time later he warned Miss Highsmith, through an open window, Mrs. Crider said, that "I guess it doesn't make any difference, but your car is on fire." Put Out Flames Alarmed, Miss Highsmith called to her, Mrs. Crider said, and the two of them went out and put out the flames. When they were in the yard. Brady advanced on Lehlia Highsmith, Mrs. Crider testified, and attempting to take hold of her said: "I just ought to choke you to death right now, is what I ought to do." The defense again objected to the testimony and took exception to Judge Moore's ruling. A threat Mrs. Crider said was made on a Sunday morning about three months prior to the killing was related next. Again the defense objected to the testimony, but the matter was admitted. Asked About Phone Calls Mrs. Crider said she heard the impact of a blow, aid when she reached Lehlia Highsmlths room nhe could see the Jmprint of a hand on the gii I s face. John Brady was in the room, she said, and had not been drinking. Brady ordered her out of the room,, she said, but Lehlia asked her not to go. 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