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TABLOID BIOGRAPHY OF OSCAR LAWLER,
GOVERNMENT'S DYNAMITE . ATTORNEY
Here is a tabloid biography of
"Oscar Lawler, who has'been ap
pointed by Atty. Gen.' Wicker
sham special assistant attorney
general to -take entire charge of
the federal dynamite investiga
tion: Oscar Lawler was born in
Marshalltown, Ja., Ap'ril 2, 1875.
Studied - law in the office of
Frank P. -Flint, f former senator
from California and attorney for
the Southern 'Pacific, railroad
( when that road ruled California
vith an iron hand.
-Admitted to the bar and be
came Flint's protege.
Was a henchmanbf Walter
Parker's Southern Pacific politi
cal outfit. l
" Appointed United States dis
trict attorney for southern Cali
fornia, Flint and the Southern
Pacific "being his sponsors.
Appointed assistant attorney
general by Taft and assigned to
the interior department under
Richard A. Ballinger. -
Acted as presidential proxy for
Taft, writing, the opinion- white
washing Ballinger for helping the
Cunningham Alaskan land grab
bers, "just as -if he were presi
dent." . '
Superintended the burning of
the drafts of the Ballinger letter
in room-215 of tlie interior depart
ment huilding.at Washington.
Resigned his position in the in
terior department after Stenog
rapher Kerby told about the
drafting' and burning of the "pa
pers." in the Ballinger case.
Resumed law practice with
Actively engaged for the Los
Angeles Merchants & Manufac
turers' association in lending as
sistance to Los Angeles prosecu
tion. Appointed'by Atty. Gen. Wick
ersham to-take charge of federal
activities growing out of McNa
- o o
" A Georgia fan has just been
convicted for killing an umpire.
Thus, one by one, our rights are
taken from us!
Wichata, Kan., is a regular hen
roost.,- Sends $2,500,000 worth ol
eggs and chickens over the coun
try every year.