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THE WASHINGTON TIMES. THURSDAY, MAY 29. 1919.
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Republican leaders in the House .
have started in to find out what the j
& Government did with the nearly i
$30,000,000 spent during the war. j
The introduction of a resolution to j
investigate expenditures in the "War j
Department, by Representative i
Graham, Illinois, was the opening !
' gun in the series, it was stated by
prominent Republicans today.
Democrats, anticipating such a !
move, have placed members of !
recognized ability on committees j
which will have the work to do.
Committees on expenditures in the J
Government departments seldom as- j
some importance, but during this !
session they promise to be the -
jmm X.a.i-i.1. .....I X 1 1
Probe food and Fuel Boards.
Demands, made on the floor of the
Honse, "for some accounting of the
$100,000,000 turned over to President
Wflson," forecast action in that direc
tion, also. The Republicans plan a
i special committee to delve into ac
counts of the Food and Fuel Admin
istrations and the "War Industries
Board. Committees now constituted
cannot reach the three war agencies,
It is said. .
"Dollar-a-year" men probably will be
brought in to tell what they know
about Government expenditures. Vast
snms, absorbed through direction of
the "war volunteers" have attracted
the attention of five or six House ;
committees, it was learned.
There were indications, too, that
many members would like to
reasons for-appointments of some of 'pared to press the issue through a
2orL0lfnMev!n aP?eS al,8to! special rule promised them by the
cores of high ranking officers in the I ., .,,.
War Department who. Congressman ' House Rules Committee.
Moore of Pennsylvania asserted, are j Daylight savings advocates are not
drawing more salary now than ever j very hopeful of defeating the repeal
before in fheir lives. J In the House, but believe it will fail
"No ramif On Game. I in the Senate. Senator Caldcr, chief
rt.-tma. vt ... , ' backer of the original bill, is certain
Chairman Graham 8 committee will j of it3 faurc there
apt be content with "statements Charles B. Newton, attorney general
xrom me men in control at the War I
It purposes -to dratr into the Hme-
rllght practically all persons who had
x&ree ac&ungs wiui we department '
through contracts. Committeemen '.
pal& there would be "no limit" on the '
According to present plans of .be !
Bepublicans, the next department to I
be tagged will .be Labor. Freauent i
, references' o-n the House flpor th'sj
, wees nave maae piain we majority
side Intends to pro.be salaries in the
Zabor Department The National
Vfax Labor Boad, cwith its scores of
.examiners Investigators, and attor-
I Beys, has drawn Are on several occa-
See Attack, en Bnrlesoiu
Democratic leaders admit they an
ticipate an attempt "to get some
thing on Burleson" will be made.
a result, Congressman Byrnes of :
Tennessee attd Congressman Humph-
reys of Mississippi have been assign- j
ed to the Committee on Expenditures i
ln the Poslofflce Department. They f
belleve that if a move is made to :
overthrow the Postmaster General it
will come from that committee.
Republicans already have planned
to go into affairs of the Shipping
Board. This investigation, however,
was said to be aimed at raising the
lid on the shipbuilding contracts let
by the Emergency Fleet Corporation.
Following this, some House mem
bers believed, the trail might lead
back to the Shipping Board itself, but
the general disposition appeared to be
against disturbing it unless revela
tions warrant such procedure.
PICNIC FOR MI.NAESOTA TANKS. 1
Minnesota soldiers, sailors, and Kahn plans to push through a mill
marines will be given a picnic by the tary appropriation bill since it
Minnesota girls employed in tho varl- should be pasted before July 1 with
ous government departments, at out any reference to military policy.
Great Falls on Saturday. The party then giv the latter phasf extensive
will leave Thirtj -sixth and M streets, ' consideration during the later sum-
between 4:30 and G p. m.
One Price Cash or Credit
Any size, any style and prices are very mod
erate. All are makes we have tested for years.
They're durable, easily cleaned and noted ice
savers. We have a size suitable for a small family,
hardwood frame, heavily lined; top icer, with ca
pacity of 25 pounds; roomy storage compartment
with wire shelf. Priced at
1 1 ,5
At the plainly marked CASH PRICES on all
goods you are welcome to CREDIT. Any pur
chases will be charged, with small weekly or
monthly payments. No notes or interest.
&d&rflf m && $ jf
Peter Grosan J?& Sons Co.
817-523 Seventh SU HGNL
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ASIA QKi TO C5T IT bOUJAi STfXlRS.
TO FIGHT REPEAL
Repeal of the daylight savings law.
with its line-up of the city man
against the farmer, is due to cause a
real legislative fight when it is called
up in the House, probably late today.
Advocates of the repeal, attempting
to restore the old system by a rider
on the agricultural appropriation, are
certain to meet stiff opposition from
the city districts, but they are pre
of New York, is scheduled to appear
before the House Rules Committee
to urge continuance of the plan on
the grounds that it ha3 been very
beneficial in his State
Agreement Is being sought today
whereby the Senate will begin debate
on tne woman sunrage resolution
early next week, probably Tuesday.
If this can be accomplished, suffrage
leaders believe the Question can be
,n.,nnPr1 nf without inn? rifxniMinn
they said today.
If the opponents of suffrage decline
to a&ree to let the resolution come
un- the new womln suffrage commit-
tee wil1 meet and rePrt t out, thus
getting it on the
calendar whence it '
by a majority 'vote j
can be called up
of the Senate.
KAHN MAY GIVE MILITARY
BILL TO HOUSE MONDAY
Chairman Kahn of the House Mili
tary Affairs Committee, expects to
i give his peace-time military program
to the House next Monday. He has
I obtained permission to speak then on
ihis observations abroad rind their
relation In lhi fntiir. militnrv nnlirv
W LL START SOON
Red Draped Room Needs
Only Executioner's Block,
Says Austrian Delegate
PARIS, May 29. The entire
treaty will not be presented to the
Austrians in the first instance.
The clause relating to Flume, the
one dealing with military and na
val reparations, will be omitted
for the present. These clauses
will be taken up at subsequent
meetings of the council, and the
decisions will be communicated to
the Austrian delegation during
the consideration of the main
The financial terms were settled
yesterday by the council.
The treaty will be handed to the
Austrians in the St. Germain pal
ace drawing room, which is fur
nished and finished entirely in
red. A member of the Austrian
delegation, upon Inspecting the
room, said: "All that is necessary
to complete the scene is an execu
CUTS TO BE MABE
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tinru; toTfc.V,h..v i "endcrson. emergency elevator eon
Uons asked by the navy for the next ductor at 35 per hour to probaUona,
fiscal year will be made by the House ! elevator conductor at 33 cents p.r
Aavai Affairs Committee, Chairman
Butler and other members predicted
?s d.cfe is ev,nced to impair the
efficiency and fighting strength of
the navy, despite Secretary Daniel's
high hopes for the League of Nations
cutting down large naval expendi
tures by nations. But the conviction
is slronpr in tnis committee that many
.f. the. ffnnates can bo slashed con-
bjuiuui.) i-u .i lej ncip relieve ine
burden on the treasury. Besides Butler,
Browning, X. J.; Riordan, N. V.;
Hicks, X V.. Britten. 111.; Oliver.
Ala., and Stephens. Ohio, are among
the members favoring reductions.
They do not belive it is necessary
to keep at full war strength, prac
tically all the fighting craft in com
mission during the war. as acting
Chief of Operations McKcan has
Call Old Ships Tubs.
"It costs- nearly $750,000 a year to
keep some of our old ships In com
mission, and they are nothing more
than tubs," Butler j-aid. "Why can't
these be put in reserve?"
ships for training.
of-date battleships probably will be
used as targets, ho saitl, si3 there is
no other use for them.
The committee alo seems to fav
or reducing th complement recom
mended on all the ships to an abso
lute minimum, a., it costs about $l,J0O
yearly to maintain each man. Sev
eral members. iw.IvrJing Representa
tive Oliver. Alabama. believe thn
"sns MIKKtstcd hvl
.utnean win overcrowd the vessels.
BLANTON TO FIGHT FUNDS
FOR EMPLOYMENT SERVICE
Congressman Thomas I,. Blanton of
Texas assailed the United States
Employment Service on the floor
of the House, when he spoke against a
rider on the agricultural bill which
would gie S10.000.000 to the employ
"There are 521 highly-paid officer,
in this service in Washington." he
Faid. "If this rider goes through. T
know, on reliable authority, that thes
officers intend to raise their salaries
"I want to put the House, on notice
now. hat every time this rider bobs
up. I intend to light to knock it out.
Mr. Blanton charged that the leg
islation is intended for only a few
ELECTION COMMITTEE TO
TAKE UP BERGER'S CASEJ
Victor Bergr"s right to a -cat in
the House will be taken up by the
Special Elections Committee June 11,
Congressman Dallinger. Massachu
setts, chairman, announced today.
Berger has been as.-urcd a full hear
ing and the right to offer all evi
dence h? scr fit, Dallinger said.
By R. L Goldberg.
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"TUIS is Trfe
Appointments, separations, promo
tions, etc, in the Government Print
ing Office for the week ended yester
day have been announced as follows:
Appointments William M. Hoffier,
killed laborer, reinstated; James E.
Fahey, counter, reinstated; Robert
W. Congdon, compositor, reinstated;
William Williams. William J. Flana
gan, temporary compositors: Mrs.
Rose D. Lawrenson, proofreader;
George H. Downs, James W. Hcany,
James A. Linquist. skilled laborers.
Separations Hugh Fraser. emerg
ency bookbinder: Mrs. Ethel L. White,
emergency elevator conductor; Samuel
R. Williams, James A. Linquist. un
skilled laborers, resigned; Charles A.
Thompson. John B. Monder, William
C. Jackley, skilled laborers, resigned:
Mrs. Anna M. McCuIIough, skilled la
borer, resigned; Howard S. Beckley,
skilled laborer: Elisabeth A. Tolson.
helper, resigned; Ernest J. Braswell,
machinist helper, resigned; Sanford
B. Campbell, pressman; Arthur A.
Carpenter, pressman In charge, re
signed: John D. .Ahern, bookbinder, re
signed: Alice A. Johnson, press feeder.
i resigned: Henry E. Gouge, Christopher
R. Smith. Edward jC.JJql.meajninotype
operator?. reigned: Timothy R.
Inglee, probatlonal linotype operator,
j Promotions. Etc. Leonard J. Grant.
I emergency bookbinder at 00 cents
nT nour. 10 prooaiionai Dooicomaer
"" " 1-CI113 'cr iiuur, rurrKBier v.
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hour; Francis A. Hicks, helper at 40
cents per hour to gathering machine
operator nt BO cents dt hour. Eu
gene l- Rosen. William A. Murpr.y,
fharles F. Rlecks, helpers at 45 cents
per hour to helpers at 50 rent per
hour; Krnest C Fraz'er, ski'leil la
borer at 35 cents per hour lo castrr
helper at 45 cents -er hour: William
J. Harower. William C. Buckingham,
Joseph B Reid, Daniel V. Sullivan,
s-killed laborers at "5 cents per hour
to helpers at 40 cents per hour: Harry
B. Goodrell. proofreader at . 5 rents
per hour to referee at 70 cert? per
hour: l.ce J. Runyan, lesk-na-i at TO
cents per hour to assistant foreman
at S'J.UOO per annum; Andrew I. It iss.
proofreader at R5 cents pe- nour to
assistant foreman at ?:2."00 per an
num: George E. Breitenbach. proof
reader at G3 cents per hour to ttcsk
man at 70 cents per hour: George H.
Sehorn, proofreader at 05 cents per
hour to deskman at 75 cents per hour;
Frederick M. Wernck. Miss Teresa
McDonald, Alonzo F. Harrington,
Stephen T. Walton. Charles W. Rnd
well. James T. Kllett, John S. Beck.
William M. Camp. Miss Catherine Hev-lf-r.
Miss Carrie A. Robbins, David S.
Mcfonnel. John Xj. Kause. Benjamin
PRINT! F I
using the older'"- " lor. I'hilip Crossfleld, .'harles
One or two out-!"' 'J''a''. Frank K. Klopfer, Louis C
i jonnsnn. ian.sing i. Kiirion. iiean
Ilolcomb. John T. Dilsaer. com
positors at (10 cents per hour to
proofreaders at (5 cents per hour;
Carrnll V. Donnelly. Orville II Aylor,
Harry H. Hcnsel, Bernard .1. Lynch.
John Spiers, compositors at GO cents
per hour to linotype operators at 05
cents per hour: William II. Imvis.
George Ashenbach. Jacob F. Crone,
Arthur S. Jones. John II. Detisinore,
Bemuntl I.' Ilnv
Peter A. Schroen.
compositors jit CO cents per hour to
makers-up at 05 cents per hour; Wil
liam II. Carpenter, niaker-up at 05
cents per hour to tmiker-i:p in charge
at 70 cents per hour: Cornelius P.
Judge, bookbinder at fo cents per
hour to bookbinder in charge at 05
cents per hour: Joseph U. Fitzpat
rick, bookbinder in charge at 05 cents
per hour to assistant foreman at 75
cents per hour: William F Crump,
copy editor at 70 cents per hour to as
sistant foreman at 75 cents per hour;
Krnest K. Kinerson. clerk at $L'.000
per annum to assistant purchasing
agent at 'J.500 per annum: Barthol
omew W. Butler, clerk nt ?!.S00 per
I annum to clerk at J2.00O per annum:
.Miss Alice Draney, clerk at $1,000 per
annum to clerk at .l.OO per annum.
James I. Cowgill. clerk at $1,400 per
annum to clerk at St. 000 pep annum:
Mis-s Gertrude M Stanley, clerk at
?l.!!00 per annum, t" clerk at $1,400
per annum: Norman K. Bc-iy, clerk
at $1,000 per annum to clerk at" $1,400
per annum: Miss Sena I-. "losiek.
clerk at $1,000 per annum to cleik at
SI.'JOO per annum: Harry Johnson,
elcctrotx pe llnisher in charge at 75
cents per hour to electrotype finisher
at 70 cents per hour.
MAJOIt UKItO.V TO SI'KAK.
Major V. W. S. Heron, liaison officer
with thi: Jiritish military miHsion, will
speak "on "Ftnpire Day" at a meet
ing of the British and Canadian Pa
triotic Societ to he hId at Perpetual
Hall, 1101 K street northwest. Satur
day night. The speech will be fol
lowed bv moving pictures and re-frcj-hments.
The Baby Carriage Problem
In Elevator Apartments
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Aero Fire Department
To Fight Forest Blazes
Is the Latest Novelty
The aeroplane fire department has
On June 1 the War Department will
begin an airplane patrol in Califor
nia to watch for forest Arcs.
The patrol has been evolved through
the efforts of the commanding offi
cers of the army balloon school at
Arcadia, Cal., and the army flying
school at March field. Riverside, Cal.
Under the new plan a captive bal
loon Is to swing high above the for
est as a "watchtower" of the ekles,
while two aeroplanes circles over a
given beat and the observers contin
ually watch for telltale smoke signs.
The observation balloon will float
at a height of about 3,000 feet above
the balloon field at Arcadia, and an
observer will be on duty from 7 a. m.
to 2:30 p. m. each day. He will be
furnished with a map of the front of
the Angeles National Forest ,f rom La
Canada to San Dimas canyon and can
probably give adequate lookout serv
ice as far north as the crest of the
San Gabriel watershed. The student
detachment learning observation. now
stationed at Mt. Wilson, will also ren
der lookout 6ervlce..'Reporta of fires
"from both, the balloon observer and
the ML Wjlaon detachment will come
in by phone to the balloon school at
Arcadia and will be transmitted to
the forest service at Los Angeles, so
that a quick call for the fire-flghters
can be made.
Hnlf-Ton Water Truck.
In addition to the lookout service,
a one and one.-half-ton truck,
equipped with a fifty-gallon tank of
water, shovels, canteens, axes, and
fire-extinguishers, will be kept at
Arcadia and will be available for in
stant service. The truck is to be
manned by ten enlisted men from the
balloon school and will become a
unit of the fire-fighting forces under
the Forest Service.
The two aeroplane patrol routes
have been laid out starting and end
ing at March field, twelve miles
southeast of Riverside. The first
route covers a circle, touching on its
west the east edge of the area cov
ered by the observation balloon and
zigzagging east, in and out of the
A. E. F. PI
A recent number of "Let's do," a
weeklv publication of the .soldiers
near Verneuil. France, contains the
"Despite official announcement to
the contrary, there are many people
in the United States who have a sus
picion that all members of the A. K.
I not scheduled for early return are
diseased or ?lsc have committed
"Many soldiers have received let
ters from home asking for what mili
tary offense they are rntained or
from what ailment they are suffer
ing. The feeling appears to be gain
ing ground and unless it is actively
combated at once, it will work
grievous and irreparable injury.
"Upward of half a million men
will be ictained in Fiance all sum
mer, and possibly a part of the fall
through no misconduct of their own,
but solely because the military situa
tion and available shipping prevent
"Is the name of the gold-strlpe-man
to be stigmatized because "sis
country needs him? If not, the facts
should be told to the home folks, and
the newspapers could give us no finer
testimonial than tin ir aid in destrov
tng tins utterly groundless sus
picion." CHICAGO SCHOOL BOARD
TIRES" ITS $18,000 CHIEF
CHICGO. May 2D. Chicago's re
cently appointed superintendent of
schools, Charles H. Chadsey, whose
salary was fixed at $lR.O0O, was re
placed yesterday through action of
h newly appointed school board, by
Peter A. Mortcscti.
A political contest is back of the
change. Mr. Chadsey. in more than
two months .n umhency. has never
received any of his salary.
Mr. Iieh formally notified the new
board that he considered all its ac
tions illegal He Is expected to carry
the dispute mio the courts.
e Copyright, 1919.
0 By K. I Goldberg.
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mountains to the mouth of Mill creek,,
thence back to the base.
The second route starts at March
field, circles east over Beaumont and
Banning, covering the south slope of
the Angeles front near the head of
Mill creek, then turning south along
the southwest slope of the San
Jacinto mountains, covering the
headwaters of the San Jacinto river
in the Cleveland National Forest
thenco back to the base at March
In each route two planes will
operate, one starting at 10 o'clock
each morning, the other at 1 o'clock
In the afternoon, thus covering the
routes' twice a day. Each of these
patrols is about one hundred miles
To Use Parachutes. .
Reports of fires located will be
made either by parachute dropped
over a town, the finder to phone them
in; by special landing to phone in at
telephone box reporting stations; by
returning to the base, or by radio
phone. Fires will be located by squares
drawn on duplicate maps, one In the
possession of the observer, the other
in the" forest supervisor's office
If the tests and demonstrations
prove satisfactory, as experts "declare
they will, a vast expansion of this
means of forest protection over other
States will follow.
The planes to be used on the Cali
fornia routes are of the Curtiss
JN-4-H type, and are equipped with
radio. A base Is being established
at Warner's Hot Springs, where tent
hangars and a radio station are now
The altitude at which the planes
will operate will be determined by at
mospheric conditions, but when possi
ble will be at a height of S.000 or
9.000 feet, which will give a wide
range of vision.
In addition to the airplane patrols,
a system of radi-phones Is being
tried out in reporting forest fires. A
station has heen set up on Mt. Hood.
l.'J.OOO feet high, with radio-phones at
the various ranger stations. It had
previously been the custom to string
telephone wires, but these were in
constant peril of falling timber and
were hard to maintain.
The importance of the work of the
"flight surgeons" has been sufficient
to warrant army air service officers
requiring that a flight surgeon be
detailed to each of the army's fif
teen active flying fields'.
Owing to the discharge of a large
number Df temporary medical offi
cers, the air service needs a number
of medical officers of the permanent
establishment as flight surgeons.
Medical officers below the grade of
lieutenant colonel who desire duty of
this character should communicate
with the chief surgeon, air service, in
this city, who will fill vacancies from
among those who volunteer.
Flight surgeons have full charge
of everything connected with the
physical condition and care of the
flyer and live and associate with the
aviators and cadets constantly.
In this way they are able to deter
mine when any individual is not in
proper condition to fly. Many of these
surgeons take flying training and be
come pilots, authority having been
granted medical officers to receive
this training. "When they qualify
they are entitled to all the right3 and
privileges of aviators. After becom
ing pilots, the flight surgeon is en
titled to wear the "wings," denoting
the fact that he is a full-fledged avi
ator. Flight surgeons are given a 25 per
cent increuse in pay from the time
they begin training as pilots.
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LICATION AIR SERVICE NEEDS
to niscuss smr tolicy.
Representatives of Pacific coast
ship yards will confer today with the
shipping board relative to the board's
action in suspending or canceling
large numbers of contracts awarded
those plants. Senator Jones of Wash
ington, who arranged for the confer
ence, soid that 52 per cent of the con
tracts with the-yards either had been
suspended or canceled, and that a seri
ous situation was threatening at the
plants, where from 100,000 to 160,000
men normally were employed.
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THE HAGUE, Hay 29. The Ger
man former crown prince unexpectedly
left Wieringen yesterday with two
Dutch civil officials in a motor car
to a post boat, which conveyed the
party to Ewyckslula, a total distance
of ten miles, where1 another automo
bile containing two other men was
waiting, states a copyright dispatch
to the Philadelphia Public Ledger.
The five of them, then disappeared
in a cloud of dust. ,-3Jhey had prob
ably gone fishing; ,o,r. hunting, yet the
movements ol nc- (jxawn irince, in
the present state'of Gerjmanr, are al
ways viewed f(fpi snsptclon.
SEN. HITCHGtiCK TO BOOST
LEAGUE WITH 'AIR CIRCUS'
Senator Gilbert M. 'Htohcock. for
mer Democratic' ehalrf$n of the
Foreign Relations Committee, is en
route to Springfield. 111., where he will
Join the "flying; circus" of -the League
are former President Taft. Dr. A. Law
rence Lowell, president of Harvard
University: Dr. Stephen S. "Wise.
George "W. "Wickershara. former At-
torney General, and Hamilton Holt."
Senator Hitchcock will . speak in
Springfield Thursday night, and then
proceed to meetings at Kansas City;
Mo., and Omaha.
Administration forces are endeavor
ing to start a back-fire on the oppo
sition to the League of Nations which
Democratic members of Congress re
port to have found widespread in the
CITE MAN TO PROVIDE
Joseph J. Carroll, a navy yard em
ploye, was served today with an order
signed by Justice Bailey, of the Dis
trict Supreme Court, requiring him
to show cause June . why he should
not pay his wife. Mrs. Louise M. Car
roll, alimony sufficient for herself and
In her petition filed by her attorney.
Alvin L. Newmyer. the wife tells the
court that the ?5 a month temporary
alimony which the husband was pre
viously ordered to pay is insufficient,
and that she would require $100 a
She also declares that the house at
1319 C street northeast, which is
jointly owned by herself and husband.
is aDout 10 -oe soiu. ana sne astts me
court to prevent the husband from
appropriating any of the proceeds of
the sale until her demands for ali
mony are met.
COSTS $250 A DAY TO LIVE
IN PtTROGRAD, IS REPORT
"Workers in Petrograd are unable
to live on less than 500 rubles a day. ;
the State Department was advised to
day through Swedish press reports.
Before the war a ruble was worth !
50 cents. Food rations, the report J
said, have been further reduced for
workers. The last health report at
Petrograd showed an pverage of one
thousands deaths a day out of a
of Nations and, stump tne country in
support ofthe president, 4 " J.
Among the' speakers in the party
The Hahn Stores
Will Be Closed
All Day Friday,
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m4zJ0r ML ssW ro
LAMAR, Mo.. May 20. Before s
cheering crowd. Jay Lynch.- who had
pleaded guilty to the murder ol
Sheriff John Harlow and his sonifSr
lynched in the court yard yestar
day.. "Women and children were in
the mob which conducted tho execu
tion. Almost. Immediately after Lyaci
had pleaded guilty twenty-four men
entered the" courtroom, took Lynch
from the hands of officers, and hang
ed him In the yard before a crowd of
500 persons. 'When Lynch's body was
swung into the air tho spectators
Lynch is one of few white- men- to
be lynched" in Missouri.
Immediately "after Judge B. 'G,
Thurman passed sentence, he ordered
Lynch taken to his office under guard
of seven deputies. Here he was al
lowed to greet his wffe, Jaby
mother, and sister. His handcuffs had
been removed that he might hold fci
baby, and he had lust irlveri the eliiM
.back to its mother when -the men ea-"
terea and seized him.
Lynch yesterday afternoon, had .been
brought from Butler, Mo where he
had been in Jail since his arrest in
Colorado several weeks ago. There
were no threats when he was brought
from the train to the court house.
There was no show of violence in the
court room when the prisoner was
arraigned, and, according to witnesses,
the men composing the mob- gather
ed in the corridors of the court bouse
and in the yard and no warning' was
given of their action.
Capital punishment is not possible
In Missouri under a law enacted by
the legislature in 1017. An attempt
was made to repeal the present law.
shortly after the Lynch shooting, and
the chief supporter of. the -repeal of
the law was Representative Henry
Chancellor, of Barton county, where
Lynch was hanged!
Lynch was arrested at Lamar, pn
the request of St. Louis authorities,
where he was charged with box-car
robbery. On March 3. Sheriff Harlow,
In response to a request of Lynch to
use the long distance telephone,
opened his cell. Lynch- drew a. revol
ver and shot tho sherlffi' killing him
Instantly. The son Tor the sheriff,
came to his fatherV rescue and -wa)i
also shot by Lynchy and died two days
A posse with bloodhounds attempt
cd to trail Lynch;, btj failed.
Leaving Lamar, Lynch, according
to his qonfession. .went- to Kansas
City, and from there -to-. St. .Louis,
where he obtained wfunds froa
friends. Going to Jacksonville. TTU
he purchased a motor car and started
"West. He was refused permission ts
cross the Mexican. Border and con
tinued to Los Angeles Coming back
East, fie was recognized "at La Junta,
Col. by a resident of Laraar; and ap
prehended. Lynch's arrest at La Junta cams
on May 14. shqrtly after which, he
was ""broiight back to Missouri and
confined at Butler.' Mo., the authot
tlea,at that time believing he would
not be safe at Lamar because of the
". " Watched Fosse, v.
After his return to, Butler, Lynch,
1 confessed he had tramped through
the country surrounding Lamar, after
Ihis escape, and at one time whila
being trailed by the posse with blood-,
hounds, had stood on one of the
street corners of the town and
watched the posse work. "WiJIe,.
Lynch made no confession as to
where he had obtained the weapon,,
which he used to kill Sheriff Sartfcw
and his son. his mother and wife, wart
supposed to have smuggled it to him
They were held immediately after hiT
escape on the charge of being acces
sories to the crime.
Lamar was quiet tonight. That
Lynch came to his death at the
"hands of parties unknown" was tfi
verdict returned by the ' coroner's
jury. None of those who nartlci
patcd In the hanging was recognhteS,
according to Coroner J. E. Harmon.