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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1915.
farm, much emphastii beln laid on thft contention that he acquiesced In what was denounced today aa a whitewash of tho management following the recent stabbing of Frank. Officials generally are busy issuing ex planations and denials. Following the statements by Warden Smith and Superintendent Burke, of tho Mllledgevlllo farm, Prison Commissioner Davison, who was on the place at tho time, declared that "no responsibility rested on either the commissioner or anybody at the farm." Mayor Dobbs, of Marietta, denied that Marietta officials knew something of tho lynching party's departure from the city the night before Frank was hanged. Sheriffs of the various counties through which tho mob passed with Its prisoner on the return trip from Mlll edgevlllo to Marietta nro publishing as sertions that they did their utmost to effect a rescue but were taken too much by surprise to Intercept tho party. To Call Grand Jury. The Cobb county coroner Is pushing his Investigation. It is expected that a special grand Jury will b called to take up the case, and specially engaged detectives are already at work under the Cobb county commissioners' di rection. There ar many evidences that offi cial Georgia failed to estimate correct ly yesterday what the country's view of the lynching would be. Their In vestigations were started at once, but with no such energy as Is manifested today. Another huge volume of editorial ex coriations of the affair telegraphed Into Atlanta last night produced a decided Impression. There was the naturally to bo expected response from many qaurt ers that the Incident was no business of any outsider, but many officials plainly are considerably moved by the unanim ity of non-Georgian criticism. For all this, there are many predic tions, even from persons who denounc ed the lynching, that the culprits never will bo found. Of the circumstances of Frank's last 100-mlle ride, from MUledgevllle to Mar ietta, nothing is known, except to tho lynchers. From the violence with which he was dragged from the prison and hurled into the waiting automobile and the suggestive brutality with which one of his cantors dangled a rope be fore his face as the automobiles drove away. It seems evident that no regard was paid to his physical weakness and that every effort was made to Impress on him, throughout the trip, the ter rors of the fate which awaited him at the end of tho trip. His body bone no marks when It wm found dangling from the tree In Mari etta's outskirts to Indicate than any actual torture was applied up to the time the noose was adjusted, obviously with a view to enditig the agony quick ly, and the prisoner was swung off into eternity. Police Defend Action. If Frank behaved throughout the trip as he did when the mob seized him. he refused to beg for his life. His groans of pain, for It was evident, In his wounded condition, that he suffered terribly from the roughness of his handling, ho could not suppress, but he spoke not a word from the moment he was awakened for the last time until he and his captors disappeared Into the nlsht , The police today defend their action In permitting the crowd In Atlanta to see Frank's body on the ground that It was the only means of preventing se rious disorder. The corDse had been hidden in a stable, and the mob. In Its determina tion to find It. had Interfered with several funerals and threatened to search the houses of leading Hebrews In the city In the effort to find the object of their Quest When the body was first exposed In the Atlanta, undertaking room, about 5.000 people were waiting to see It. About two-fifths were women. At first none of the women were ad mitted. Presently, however, some one In authority allowed two pretty girls to climb In through a w'ndow. At this about 100 more rushed the fifteen police men on duty, the men and boys who were regularly lined tip to enter were brushed aside, and .he women crowded in ahead of them. Police re-enforoements finally restored order, but agreed to admit mon and women alike, with the understanding that the women form in lino with the men. ,. , . . A business man of Marietta In dis cussing the lynching of Frank, said: "The public will never know the Identity of the twenty-five brave and loyal men who took Into their own hands the execution of a law that had HusbandShe Would Divorce Under Bed Woman Finds Mate She Is Suing and Has Him Ar rested. CLEVELAND, Aug. 18. Mrs. Mary Kinney looked under her bed every night for twenty years, fearing there was a man hidden there. She found one last night her husband, Whom she la suing for divorce, and had him arrested. been stripped from them by Governor Slaton. I would not advise Inquisi tive authorities or persons to try to reveal them, fhey are as Jealously banded together now and as relentless as at the moment they Invaded tho State prison." This man knew of the movements of the lynching clansmen, of their or ganization, of their plans and of their painstaking system of advance prep arations. He would neither admit nor deny that he was a member of the mob. "The men who hanged Leo Franu," he continued, "did not go about It with a spirit of lawlessness or vlndlctlve nes. They felt It a duty, a duty to their State and Commnnwea'tii, a duty to the memory of Miry rhagan, whom all Cobb county loved and whose mem ory Is cherished In uvery household in the hills you see over there to tho west. ''They would have lynched him morn than a month ago If tome ono hadn't got careless and permitted a 'Itiak.' Governor Harris was apprised of tho plan and ordered the nillltta to be In readiness. That w.is the .lay when the county police were Bi.utlrut In tho odso W Fulton and Cobt counter, n the lookout for avtomobll- from Marietta Govermr Harris and the lnllit'irv all' thorltleo no doubt rcj!v'd w'deipp.'id censure for this apparently utineccssa.iv action, hut If the truth were knon It gave Leo Frank at lenr.t i.no month of grace he would not have received from tno np.naa ot me men wno wore aooui to go io MUledgevllle ror nim. "Minute and definite plans were drawn, and there was not a missing thread from the fabric or tno perieciea scneme wnen the twenty-nve men sei out eariy iasc night on their Journey to Mllledgevllle. "Meetings were held In a snot so con spicuous that you would be astonished to near US name caiiea. a leaaer wai chosen, a man who bears as reputable a name as you would ever hear In a law ful community. He was a man respected and honored. Hundreds of men would obey him the twenty-nve wouia nave gone through hell and high water with nlm- . . . . "When the business of organisation was finished the next object was to acquaint themselves fully with conditions and contingencies In Mllledgevllle, the first seat of action. Advance men were sent to the scene. They went In automobiles that they might familiarize themselves with the roads and drew maps of them. In Mllledgevllle they made thorough ob servation of the prison grounds, took lnttf" contemplation the barbed wire en tanglements, and made themselves ac quainted with the telegraph and tele phone connections. "The plans were perfect when the hour came to strike. Two men were sent in advance of tho main body. They wero to leconnoltcr and to sever tele graphic and tclophonlo communication with the outside world so that the Mllledgevlllo authorities could not notify other towns to Intercept them n they carried Frank to tho place selected as the scene of his death. '"The wires severed, tho two men joined the main body and procoeded to the prison. It was all cnrofully planned and equally as carefully and painstak ingly executed, "Every man was fully armed and had It como to a question of a light, there wasn't one among them who wouldn t have riven his own life's blood before he would have surrendered." Frank's Body Will Pass Through Capital Tonight The body of Leo M. Frank, which was placed aboard a Southern railroad train In Atlanta last midnight, wilt pass through Washington tonight at 11:30 o rlock. , It Is not expected the arrival of Frank's body here will causa any as sembly about the Union Station. Mrs. Frank will have retired before reach ing Washington and the idly curious are hardly expected to assemble at tho station to look at the baggage .-ar con taining the casket. Funeral of Frank to Be Frpm Sister's Home NEW YORK, Aug. 18. Expecting the arrival of her brother's body at 6 o'clock tomorrow morning, Mrs. Otto Stern, sis ter of Leo Frank, said today that funeral arrangements are being made, but have not yet been completed. It Is expected tho funeral will be hold at tho Stern homo In Brooklyn, where Frank's mother also lives. The latter Is prostrated. COHAN WILL WRITE BILLY SUNDAY PLAY Evangelist To Be Central Char acter In "Hit-the-Trail . Holliday. Billy Sunday, dramatledby George M. Cohan, is expected to bo one of Washington's theatrical offerings early this season. The famous evangelist .is not to bo rldlCUled. hilt I n tin rnnHo thft Ofthtml figure in a serious Dlav along the' lines of YThe Miracle Man," which ws nuiii around tho scml-rellglous themo or faith heallnft. Admli-Hi-n nt mil., d.i.,i,v in Wash ington were much Interested in .the plans for the now ploy. It will no called "Hlt-the-Trall Holliday," accord ing to Now York news dispatches. Cohan, who was writing an Irish play for Chauncey Olcott, Is said to have conceived tho Idea of putting the Vano ball evangelist in a play while thn Hun day campaign was under way In Pater son, If. J. He Is mulling It to comple tion and will send It on the road, In cluding a Washington visit, before It opens In New York. Russians Seize Turkish Town in Transcaucasia was destroyed. The road from Tutach to..,0J.n,orl ' reported to be strewn with Turkish dead." Allied Kamerun Force Wilis African Victory LONDON, Aug. 18.-ThIrty-soven Ger-mans-mostly officers and 270 native soldiers were captured by the forces of tho Anglo-French allies when Tnarua, In Kamerun, was occupied, according to a 'statement Issued by the. govern ment press bureau today. Four field guns, ten maxims and hun dreds of rifles were captured "by tho allies. The German forces fled, pur sued by French cavalry. Feared Vessel Is Lost. MOBILE, Ala., Aug. 18.-The Nor wegian steamer Blueflelds, which left here Friday, It Is feared, was lost In me storm in me uuir. u was engago.i in, the fruit trade for the United Fruit Company. ENGLISH POSTOFFICE ZEPPELIN TARGET Report From Berlin Says Harwich Station Was Badly Dam aged by Raid. BERLIN (via wireless to Sayvllle), Aug. 18. The po'tofflce nt Harwich was badly damaged In the recent Zep pelin raid on tho English cast coast, ac cording to Information, reaching here today. " j Travelers arriving In Holland report that heavy explosions wero 'heard at several points along tho coast.'but that the authorities took great care to sup- I press news of the damage. 'eventeccn persons were wounded, according to Holland advice, and the exact number of killed Is not known. Expect Record Crowd " At G. A. R. Encampmenf Though the Grand Army Encamp ment Is sllll moro titan a month In the future, the number of dally Inquiries for accommodations being received by tho citizens' committee, according to Secretary Grnnt, points to a record breaking rounlon crowd. In tho first mall today nlnne there, were thirteen letters asking that reser vations bo mado. the majority of which enmo from G.'A. II. pofits, tho delega tions from which will range from ten to thirty members. CASTORIA For Infants and Children In Us For Over 30 Yars Always ben the ', Signature of &i&z THE WEATHER REPORT. The forecast for tho- District of Co lombia Fair and continued cool to night; Thursday, partly cloudy, with gentle to moderate northeast winds. Maryland Fair and continued cool tonight; Thursday partly cloudy, with nrobable showers In the mountains. Gentle to moderate north to northeast winds. Virginia Partly cloudy tonight and Thursday; probably showeru In south west portion; moderate to fresh north east winds on the coast. U. S. BUREAU. S a. m 61 9 a. m 64 10 a. m 65 11 a. m 68 12 noon 69 1 p. m 69 TEMPERATURES. AFFLECK'S. 8 a. m 63 9 a. m 71 10 a. m 73 11 a. m 7S 12 noon 79 1 p. m SO TIDE TABLE. High tide 1:07 a. m. and 1:30 p. m. Low tide 7:59 a. m. and 7:59 p. m. Sun rises 5:16 I Sun sets 6:60 Light automobile lamps at 7:80 'p. m. 1-3 off on OculUta' Prescriptions Large Blzs Torlo Lenses; the new lens curved to the shape of fi1 rri the eyeball. Per pair pJL.UU Our Bifocal Lense, whloh com bine tar and near sight la Qi (r on pair. At D1.UU ADOLPH KAHN.&TOVk. Agents for th Hamilton Watches GolJ-niled Hamilton IWatcn, wun 17 jewel lldjusted movement 18.00 I Expert watch repairing. Prices most reasonable. Mainsprings gl.00 Watch cleaning gl.00 ALL WORK GUARANTEED. ADOLPH KAHN QSft V ST. K. W. ?iijk2 gl V,1 ifcffia LJW Niagara Falls ROUND $12.00 TRIP August 27, September 10, 24, October 8 SPECIAL TRAIX LEAVES Washington (Union Station) 7:50 A M. Parlor Car, Dining Car, Day Coaches, ill Plcturnque Sutquehanna Valley. Tickets ood for FIFTEEN DAYS. Stop-over at Buffalo. Harrisburg. and Baltimore returning Illustrated Booklet of Ticket Agents. Pennsylvania R. R. Four Steamers Sunk By German Submarines LONDON, Aug. 18. Four steamers, thTee of them neutral vessels, have been sunk by German submarines In the last twenty-four hours. The crews of all were saved. Tho 2,702-ton British steamer Bonny and tho Spanish steamer Isodore, and the Knrwelglan steamers Mineral and lirmnlits nrA thn KUhmnrlnA victims Dispatches received here today said their crows were rescued. The Mineral was a 619-ton vessel regis tercd at Narvik. The Romulus dig pluced S19 tons and was registered at Christiana. PETROaRAD, Aug. 18. Several suc cesses over the Turks In the ' Trans Cnucaslan theater of hostilities are re ported In the. following official state ment Issued by the Russian war office today: "In the direction of the Euphrates we occupied Kep. After five hours' fighting we compelled strong Turkish forces to retreat toward Torol. In .the same district our scouts attacked the retreating Turks, killing and capturing many. In the direction of the coast and near Olty our patrols fought suc cessful skirmishes. The Turkish bridge over the Tschoroch, near Bourgbeg, Files Slander Suit. Attorney James A. Purcell filed suit In the District Supreme Court today against Henry F. Woodard, also a member of the bar. for $50,000 damages for alleged slander. He alleges that Mr. Woodard made certain statements to Attorney A. A. Blrney reflecting on hl VinnnRtv and lnticrltv. Attnrnrtvm IChnrles A Douglas and Daniel W. I Baker are counsel for the plaintiff. 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