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I—FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1921.
PAGE TEN WHEN PAL MURDERED SLAUGHTER WEST WAS RID DE WORST BADMAN Ton Slaughter, photographed shortly before his break for liberty and, inset. Jack Howard, the msn who killed him. Little Rock. Ark.. Dec. 22.—(Spe cial.) —A prison grudge, ending with a bullet from the night, brought to a close the long career of crime by which Tom Slaughter was known thruout the southwest as "the killer." The target of one of six men he had liberated, a few hours before, from the Arkansas penitentiary at Little Rock, the desperado died ns he had lived, crouching defiantly in wait for pursuing officers. In the fastness of the Ozark hills, he was shot from behind as a posse ap proached the place whore he lay in hiding. J. C. Howard, who fired the fatal shot, was the only white man among the six liberated by slaughter in a spectacular escape from the prison. ' I left the prison with the inten tion of getting him the first chance I got," was Howard’s only cxplana- I tlon. Tom Slaughter left behind hint a crlnto record that dat** hack to his early youth. He was born twenty ieven fr iars ago at. Dallas. Texas, j anti wns reared in southern Arkansas, j When 1 t years old he was convicted | of grand larceny and sentenced to the i Arkansas reform school. ltcgan First Prison Term at 11. Slanght* r s* rv d his term, then j drifted into Oklahoma Ills opera tions for tlf next few yours con sisted largely of .1 series of motor car thefts throughout T»-xas. Okla homa and Arkansas. In 19 I*l he es caped from the Dallas. Tex. county Jail on** of the largest and most I strongly built in the southwest, lib erating sev< n other pri.-nners at the same lime. He was arres’ed later In Oklahoma and .*ent to the Texas penitentiary, but escaped soon after. He was arrested >h* second* time and escaped again. One of Slaughter’s most spectacular escapes was in March, 191 S. With his brother. Dave Slaughter, he was arrested In Oklahoma and was being taken to Dallas by two detectives In a motor ear. Stopping at a little town for oil for the car. the detectives got out. Slaughter leaped from the rear se.it to 1 position behind the wheel and speil away. taking hi l brother with hint. Numerous bank robberies in Texas. Oklahoma. Arkansas, southern Mis souri nnl southern Kansas In the next two or throe years were latd to Slaughter. la 1917. while a prisoner a Now t' i, < »kla.. Slaughter held up the Jnl'fr and escaped. He was re captured and placed In the Bartles ville. i>kla prison, where he escaped thr"-' day.. lated. Still another escape was made fro m county Jail near Louisville, lvj . where slaughter was being held On a bank robbery charge Slaughter often boasted that he | never would g«> to the electric chair. With Fulton «Kid» Croon. h» was ar r* sted October 2". 192a. near Odnr- IjBEMEEfy UlUf «IU HJfiffl fOft TMC ftCUir OS ilCoughs, Colds m CROUP. ■llJwmoooiiio couch, ■■■ NSAMMIM, BRONCHITIS. HH TMfa acMcov ■£ CONTAINS NQ NARCOTIC jMHNmuMiwW to 111 MidlclmCi Pm NalaM. laara.-V. 0- A. BBCSq. imirmi cg^s3 Ipale. Kan., where, it war charged, the two were preparing to rob a bank. He was placed In a jail at Sedan. Kan. for safe keeping, and later was turned over to authorities at Hot Springs. Ark . where he was alleged to have killed Row Browr. » deputy sheriff, in a gun battle October in. (lets Arkansas Life Term. / After a trial lasting several days. Slaughter was convicted and sentenc ed to a life term. While n prisoner at Hot Springs a constant guard. In cluding .1 company of National guardsmen, had kept watch over the jail. After the Jury's verdict was announced Slaughter turned over to the guards handful of hacksaws, remarking that If the sentence had been death h“ never would have rc malned in Jail o\er night. List September Slaughter added another chapter to his long list of wl. p. In n sensational at tempt to escape from the Arkansas ffiejjsEßw We Don’t Make Wild Statements That We Know Nothing About— W Compare These Prices More Diamonds fSHf All Blue-White; Perfect Very Slightly Imperfect; EHRm Mounted Unmounted Kfsß :!5 it::::;:::-:::::::::::::::: :«&!» ocneral,y 80W for p,rfert ' BBS .31 K $105.00 -85 K $330.00 ImKB .36 K $lOO.OO .88 K $374.00 SzHKp .40 K. ...: $121.00 J-13 K $516.00 IhSw .50 K $160.00 1.06 K $435.00 |||| .58 K $212.00 .00 K. ... *374.00 Unmounted Perfect, blue-white Unmounted Perfect. 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Negotiations arc being carried on with one company which *eeks the prison farm, he killed one -man ami shot two others, all •’trusty" guards, j with n rifle smuggled to him from some one on the outside. Only tho loyalty of a small hand of ‘ trusties" prevented the escape of two hundred or more prisoners. i It was said his plan for the whole-» sale delivery provided that other con victs should rush to the guards as he j shot them down, obtain the guards’■ weapons and Join hint in th«* fight. | The determined efforts of the guards' and their rapid fire kept the prison « rs corralled in the bath house. Kor that crime Slaughter was sentenced to lie in the electric chair Decem ber 15. Posse Soon Out On Trail. Slaughter’s final break for liberty occurred December 1* Again, it was with the aid of h revolver that had been smuggled to him that Slaugh ter effected his escape from the penitentiary. "Tom Slaughter is out again." When that message was flashed to police officers of neighboring towns and counties posses began forming almost immediately. One of thc«e posses was led by J. .1. Crow, sheriff of Saline county. It followed the trail of the escaped prisoner to a heavy forest about 14 miles northwest of Renton. A de serted motor chi* at the roadside in dicated that the* occupants had taken to the woods. After penetrating the woods for some distance the .posse met Howard and two of the negro fugitives. How ard told Sheriff Crow he had killed Slaughter when It b* * ante apparent the posse would . capture them. "Slaughter forced me t«* go with him from the prison." Howard re lated. "I left a note telling War den Dempsey I would get him the first chance I got and return to the prison. My opportunity came arul 1 seized it." Howard said he shot Slaughter 1 from behind while the "killer” lay on the ground. revolver loaded, waiting for the first member of the posse to appear in the darkness. Doubt was expressed nt first ns to the truth of Howard’s story But the posse returned to Renton because It was loo dark In the woods to search for the body. The next day it was found. The remaining three negroes, one of whom was said to have been wounded by the Renton marshal in the running fight through that town, made their escape. j motor bus privilege to the San Isabel forest and it is but a matter of days until the arrangements are complet ed. according to A. V. Kngerstrom., president of the San Isabel Public Recreation association. The contemplated plan provides tha* busses leave Pueblo on regular schedule. Two days are required for the-round trip thru the national for est. DEFENDENT WINS IN DAMAGE SUIT Ja*me*» C. Hayes, defendant in a wilt heard Thursday in Division R of the district court, was awarded the verdict by a jury of 12 after the court had Instructed the jury to bring In such a I verdict. I The Industrial commission of. Colo rado brought suit for Judgment to the amount of $3.12.7. the money which was allowed Mrs. Mary .1. Terrell at* com pensation after the death of her hus band Lawrence F. Terreil. who was fatiflly injured in an accident by a car driven by Hayes. Terrell, who was football conch of Centennial high school, was riding a motorcycle at Court and Fifteenth streets on October 17. 1919. when he col lided with the automobile driven by Hayes. The report of F. W. Mowry. referee for the commission, stated that Terrell wa.« caught between the front wheels of the Hayes car and the curb. His death resulting ten days later. As he was an employ of school dls ♦r!"t number 1. which carries State Compensation Insurance, the commis sion paid hiP widow and the suit against Hayes was to gain a Judgment against him for that amount. After several witnesses had testified, nothing could be shown that Hayes had been exceeding the ltmlt and driving recklessly, a motion was made to instruct the. jury to bring in a verdict for the defendant, which was accordingly done. MANY FARM LOANS ARE APPROVED Washington. D. C.. Dec. 22.- Ap proval of 205 advances for agricul tural and livestock purposes aggregat ing 15.917.000 was announced to night by the W ar finance corporation. The loans included: Colorado. $3.- noo; Idaho. $13,000: lowa. $599.00n ; Montana. $329,000; Nebraska. $375.- 00O; New Mexico. $16,000; l’tab, $602,000 and Wyoming. $506,000. I Chieftain want ads. brine remits. WHO’S YOUR FRIEND? “ROY”- He’s a Whirlwind. 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UUteroStr / -** ap * o .and op or the 94.90 a week, (for is »nh) which pays for the $73.50 Coat & i —for mother or the older girls L W i ( , —or the 31 a week <(oris.«k.) which *buys the Kid’s $l5 Ulsterette that necc * s so badly. •12" H* ■krJi y *'lll and up A Tr// 1 Get you r copy of JgW' ’22“ the “COATalog” J i —ask for it at the nearest to you of our 40 r] IT stores, or at the address below. jjTwJ Here you’ll find everything that’s good f dressing for women, men and children, % n^V at one price S* P»v ft tomt every p»y day »| ** - dnambic- ‘7 M TrA on our home HmJgttim Plan. and X Shop around " 8 -^»«.•,«,» “P -compare our prices, 1 -our terms •nd dtftftrcnt ■ $1 Q. 50 '' i,h any GOOD Stores SAM '■ » E*K L/Y *lo that sell for dash-only. SAME as each WEEKLY an H You’ll realize how j . UP -uch you save buying Z'rW^fl here where you can L*nd thsra-e NO M« FIRST par<ns>>t.J "Chap it” at the etih price M ENTER, Established 1889 ° r v ‘ 525 N. MAIN ST. Phone 804 G. G. Sawyer, Mgr. Vue xt<y4i& we eOchWdiAe. 68-L-21 HE FOUND FOURTH AND MAIN STREETS WAS A BUSY PLACE The question of how busy :» Fourth nrnl Main .streets, reputed to he Pue blos busiest comer, has always boon regarded in the same light as the queries "how deep is a well and "how long 1h » string." Hut. the ques tion has been settled as far ns the present Christmas season is concerned anyway. An average of fift persons a minute pass the southeast corner, that Is the corner on which Crews-Beggs is lo cated. This tabulation was made by a Pue blo business man. who having a dull day. amused himself for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon by count ing the people that passed the corner he could best see from his office in a Fourth and Main office block. His tabulation gave the average of fir. persons a minute This means better than one every second. It also means I.non an hour average. During what are termed as rush hours the number is considerably higher probably, ns It is understood that the business man made the tabulation during the after noon and not during the busy noon hour when hundreds of workers pour out from the offices with In a few minutes. Another rush peak is reached around ft o'clock when th# office* turn their charges loose for the day. An average of little better than % person a second on one corner, judg ing that the other three corner* of th* intersection are approximately a* busy it is easy to understand that th* traffic cop there has no to gl*aa Ui* "six best seller*.’’ Postpone Meetings Until January 13 The Fast Pueblo Improvement as sociation will not hold any more meet ings until January LI. when the holiday hustle and bustle will he a thing of history. The association will hold future meetings In the Fountain school. Vari ous committees of the organization have numerous improvement proj. ts under consideration, such as Improv ing street car service, obtaining Fas* Side paving and getting a viaduct for the main traffic arteries of the dis trict.