July 24, 1913

In affirming the judgment of the lower court in the case of Frank Seymour and Mike Spanos, convicted of the murder of George Dedaskalous at Medford, Sept. 22, 1912, the Supreme Court said:

"The confession offered in evidence was reduced to writing, signed by defendants, and contained a detailed statement of the methods employed by defendants and their consorts to encompass the death of their victim. We deem a recital of the gruesome facts profitless, and rest by saying they show a murderous act committed in a deliberate and foul manner.

"The prosecution offered in evidence the testimony of the officers of the law connected with the case, and a number of other responsible witnesses, to the effect that defendants while uninfluenced by any insidious surroundings expressed a desire to make a clean breast of the facts connected with the commission of the crime; that they were apprised before making the confession, that what they would say would be used against them and any statement made must be the offspring of their own free will and accord.

"After a painstaking study of the evidence adduced at the trial, we cannot say that the presiding judge, in admitting the confessions, committed an error manifest and clear, and, in consequence thereof, we are forbidden by the legal policy of the state from disturbing the determination of the trial court.


The dramatic spectacle "Everywoman," in many ways the most talked-about play of recent years, is offered by Henry W. Savage at the Page Theater Friday, Aug. 1.

This unique production, which has made an extraordinary success in London at the historic Drury Lane Theater, has been witnessed by three million people during the two years which have elapsed since its first performance, and it is now being played in half a dozen countries.

"Everywoman" is a sort of nondescript in the matter of classification. It partakes of the nature of drama, opera and musical comedy, and yet, in reality, it does not belong to any one of the three classes. It was suggested to the author by the morality play "Everyman," which was performed throughout America a few years ago by a band of English players, yet the latter work was gloomy and morbid, while "Everywoman" is bright, witty and abounds in comedy.

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