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Adelaide Mail (Newspaper) - April 4, 1936, Adelaide, South Australia National Library of Australia Hauptmann meets his Fate calmly last words a declaration of innocence desperate attempt to secure reprieve new York saturday. Bruno Hauptmann met his death by the electric chair at Trenton prison at 8.40 . Last night for a crime that sent a wave of horror throughout the United states and every part of the civilised world the kidnapping and murder of the infant son of col. Charles Lindbergh. For 14 months from the time Hauptmann was found Gusty in february 1935, Strong influences fought to save his life but without Avail. When the time came he walked calmly and quickly to the electric chair. His last words were a firm declaration of innocence of the crime for which he died. To Hauptmann was officially pro ? no booed dead at 8.47 . Almost to the last minute his late was in doubt throughout the Day the de Fence appealed to the various authorities for a stay and it was not until 30 minutes before the scheduled hour of his death that governor Hoffman of hew Jersey officially announced that there would be no reprieve. The uncertainty which has characterised the entire proceedings since governor Noftz Nav first reprieve has greatly aroused american Public opinion Wincn similarly to comment from other parts of file world widely condemned the extreme torture to which Tif prisoner Haf been subjected. Leaden if the american press Tig Mati Xix Java ii Luttee declared that it was enough so drive Hauptmann in sane adding in which event it might be merciful to. Save his life since the state Law prohibits the execution of in sane persons. Alleged confession a group of distinguished citizens of new Jersey headed by the president of Princeton University previous to the execution issued a Public Appeal to the legislature to investigate whether any Public officials connected with the Case Are open to impeachment proceedings or re Moval from office. While the grand jury As yet has Taten no action re Garding the alleged Wendell confession it is now disclosed that the confession was obtained from him after he was kidnapped in new York and taken to new Jersey and there falsely imprisoned and beaten. Since january 11, when the new Jer sey court of Par dons rejected his plea for clemency. Convict no. 17,400 As Hauptmann was known in Trenton prison had realised that his doom was approaching. This obscure German Carpenter whose Fate became linked with the names of famous men when he was accused and convicted of perpetrating the crime of the Century took the news calmly when they told him that he must die in the electric chair. Climax of a Long struggle Replete with climaxes it was the most drama tic moment of the Many that Bruno Richard Hauptmann had experienced since his arrest for the murder of Charles a. Lindbergh Jun. Shocking crime the crime was a Shock to the entire world. It was committed on the night of March 1, 1932, when the Lindbergh baby was stolen from his crib in the Nursery of the Lindbergh Home near Hopewell new Jersey. A note left on the window Sill demanded �10,000 ran som. When the kidnapping was discovered one of the greatest Roan Hunts in his tory began but it proved fruitless until More than two years and a Hall later when Hauptmann was arrested on sep tember 19. 1934. Soon after the crime or. John f. Condon tall White haired Bronx schoolteacher entered the Case. He received a note ostensibly from the kidnapper authorising him to act As intermediary for payment of the ran som. He replied by newspapers and i Vertise Menis signed Jaysie j on april 2. He and col. Lindbergh i went to a new York cemetery As in \ strutted and or. Condon paid Over �10,000 to a Man who identified him self As John about a month later the baby s body was found in dense underbrush at the Side of a Road about four and a half Miles from his parents Home. For months thereafter police and secret service men pushed their search but it was not until 1934 that they found a hot Trail. Then on a up by a Petro station attendant who noted the automobile licence number of a Man who gave him a �2 Gold certificate one of the Ransom Bills Haupt Mann was arrested. At the same time �2,750 of the Ransom Money was found hidden in his garage. Hauptmann was convicted on february 13, 1935. By a jury of eight men and four women after six weeks trial in which col. Lindbergh and or. Con Don both testified against him. Haupt Nann took the stand in his own de Fence and was supported in his Story by his wife. The investigation and dial were estimated to have Cost the state of new Jersey and the Federal government More than �236,200. Sentenced to die in the electric chair n the week of March 18. 1935. Haupt Naim obtained a stay to carry his Case o the court of errors and appeals few Jersey s highest court. On octo or 9 the court affirmed the conviction ind sentence. A few weeks later Hauptmann wyers carried his Case to the United states Unree court but 6iat Tribu Lal refused a review. Governor enters Case it was while hauptmann1 Aop Usa Ion for a review was resting Tab supreme court files that hew jeney1? governor or. Harold g Hoffman related a furore by announce. Oua tie had visited in his death cell. Immediately the governor be came a target for criticism for meddling and the Case took on a political complexion. A Veteran of Many political jousts the governor did not seem to mind. While the dispute Over the Gover nor s visit to Hauptmann was rasing interest to noted in what action would be taken by the new Jersey court of pardons on Hauptmann s plea for a commutation of the death sentence. On january 11 the court of which the governor is a member met in secret session in Trenton. After six and a half hours the longest session in the court s history the court announced that the application for clemency was refused. Thus the Case against Hauptmann was convincing enough for a judge a Iury. A state supreme court a United states supreme court and a state court of pardons. The action of the court of pardons in denying clemency was generally accented a conclusive proof that the state governor regardless of what his motives May have been had nothing to offer in the Way of tangible evidence to support a reasonable doubt that Hau Canann was lastly convicted. Do. X. T. Colbon a atom la the ease m i we testui4 a test Haas trauma. Do. C lab a a atom the a test action saves visitors from snub a Mere 15/ involved prompt action by government and private individuals has saved people who Are among our first overseas Centenary visitors from receiving an official snug. Next saturday 13 boys and two Mas ters from the Royal College. Ceylon who passed through Adelaide in the Orford today will return to play Cricket matches Here. They win stay at st. Peter s College play against the College team and also with the Prince Alfred College eleven. One of the Mas ters is the principal of the College or. L. H. W. Sampson. The boys will be in Adelaide for nearly a fortnight and As each is a potential advertisement for the state it is apparent to thinking South australians that every Opportunity should be taken to make their stay with us ? enjoyable. Apart from the motive which should prompt the entertainment of the boys it must not be forgotten that it is Only a few years ago since a party of cricketers from 6t Peter s College went to Colombo and was extended unlimited hospitality. Or. A. J. Quarrell who is managing the lavish Ceylon court at the Cen Tennial exhibition approached the chamber of manufactures daring the week and suggested that the boys from Colombo be invited to attend the exhibition and see tile exhibit of their country. ? have to pay ?. The suggestion was not attractive to that body Bow even att Tang be Ceylon chamber 4t.1cmfflb&f&bfim railways big Tea and Robbertta Safe and other coo Percial enterprises in the Island a contributed More than �300 to Ceylon court at the exhibition Fri Aiple. Or. Our Rel was Tot thai if the Beys 4etred the see the exhibit the st. Peter s College maw Rufes Simou pay Tor cheat despite the fact that it then to 15/ was involved. Or. Quarrell pointed out that it was not a matter of a few paltry Shi lungs that was involved in Bis suggestion. He thought that he was doing a service in suggesting an Opportunity to display hospitality to visitors from a country which had Given tangible evidence of its interest in a South australian exhibition. A Promise was then made that the matter would be reconsidered. Yesterday or. Quarrell was told that if the boys wanted to go to the exhibition they would have to pay or be paid for. And that was that the Hays will re to the exhibition and see the Peyten cart. Bat they win 1 9 As or. A Arreh s guests. When Oier exhibits heard of the triable they to mediately offered the help or. Quarrell entertain the boys. One pm will invite them Topper Ether will 1m help u make their Violt to the exhibition enjoyable. Or. Quarrell next went to the government tourist Bureau and suggested to the director or. Rya that his department should take the boys for a trip to see something of South Australia. To sorry but 1 can t do anything said the director according to or. Quarrell. I have no Money for that sort of thing i could let the boys have some literature about South Australia however and if they go to the exhibition i could arrange for them to see one of capt Frank Hurley s films.1 a dismayed or. Quarrell went next to see the Premier. He was not Able to interview or. Butler but the pre Mier s Secretary or. Pearce gave a sympathetic ear to his plea. He promised that the government would be hosts to the boys. Something done or. Pearce subsequently got in touch with or. Ryan and arranged for the government tourist department to provide transport to the Hills for the boys and to entertain them at lunch. Or. Quarrell Felt at last that he bad accomplished something. His efforts on behalf of the Vouge visitors did not end there though. He saw the director of Bond s Tours or. A. G. Bond. Although the boys will be Here during easter week one of the busiest weeks of the year for or. Bond s organisation he readily promised to help or Quatrell the Boris will be his guests on wednesday week. Public spirited men this week expressed the opinion that South Australia will lose rather than gain by its Centenary tourist drive if All Visi tors Are treated in the manner in which the chamber of manufactures proposes to treat the Ceylon cricketer. Fine with Clear skies tomorrow should be another Fine Day with dear skies and warm Sunshine according to the government meteorologist or. Bromley tonight the nigh pressure system is still Cen tred Over the state and although the barometer is falling a Little there is no likelihood of unsettled weather Tomor Row. Three deaths by drowning family tragedy Sydney saturday. Three generations of one family Grandfather Mother and daughter met their death by drowning today in tragic and heroic circumstances in the namoi River at therr Ibri station near Harte Rary. The Grandfather and Mother lost their lives while trying to save the daughter a child while other members of the family also entered the water although none of them could swim in an attempt to Rescue them. The fatties and Mother were saved. Those drowned were Grace Iris Mordon 13 mrs. Ethel Lordon. 37, of Kelvin Mother of the girl. John Morrison 69, of go Nedah father of mrs. Lordon. J girl athletes resting on their laurels resting Between races at the women s athletic association meeting on the South Parkland this after noon these Iris were can it by the mall photographer on his rounds of the saturday afternoon sports. They Are. From left misses Mavis in Fht Jean bans sen Laurel Anderson. Maisie Perry. Wanda Ray Hacel Wakeman and Jean Turner. Big increase in Garden prizes �75 ass Gocial a Centenary offer by Spear grass in an Effort to make the state s gardens better and brighter during the Centenary year the mail has decided More than to double the prize Money for its annual Garden Competition. Last year aggregate prize Money totalled �30. In the forthcoming contest More than �75 will be distributed to Amateur gardeners. Judging will begin on september 38 and conclude during the first week to october. The contest will be divided into three sections and prizes will be awarded As Tollow Section l for the larger gardens in which the work of planting and Upkeep May be done by hired gardeners. First Purtee ? �12 12 ? see Aad prise of third prise ? �4 4 ? fourth prise. A t � Section t. For Home gardens in which a hired Gardener has been employed Tor not More than one Day each week. West or Flea ? it it ? second prise. �9 6 ? the cd prise ? �4 4 9 of mirth prise. �1 2 ? Section s. For Home gardens in which the work if planting and Upkeep has been done solely by the owner occupier or Mem Bers of the family. First prise ? �12 12 t second prise. �6 c ? third Price ? �4 4 9 fourth prise. �2 2 4 in All sections if winners prefer it trophies to the value named will be awarded to the successful competitors instead of Cash. Entries must be made on the form below. Entrants in any Section must be strictly Amateur. Nurserymen professionals or former professionals Are not permitted to enter. The judges decisions in All cases will be final. Only gardens within a radius of. 15 Miles from the . May take part Points which the judges will con Sider in making awards will be Beauty attractiveness and order. Utility will not be regarded. Whether or not a Garden contains vegetables or fruit Trees will not affect the decisions. Intending competitors should begin now to Plant seedlings which will be flowering in september. It is too late now to Plant seeds unless they be those of nasturtiums virginian stocks or those other few plants which Flower quickly and give better results when sown direct to Beds. The mail Garden Competition 1936. ? enter form. To news limited North Terrace. Adelaide. I desire to enter my Garden for judging in Section no ? and declare that in doing so the conditions. Of entry Are observed. Name ? address ? Date. ? principals in Lindbergh Case the four who figured most prominently in the ease which ended last night when Bruno Hauptmann top right died in the electro chair. Top left is col Charles Lindbergh and from left to right beneath Are the baby and mrs. Lindbergh. I ured Ost r intently ease last Hen adapt Ann in the left Arles Lindbergh left re Lindbergh. Net closing on suspect important new glue in Queensland mail train murder photograph picked out by taxicab Driver Brisbane saturday. Brisbane detectives have made rapid strides in the Rockhampton mail train murders and today they secured what May prove to be their most important due. A taxi Driver picked out a photograph at police Headquarters As resembling a Man whom he had driven from South Bris Bane railway station to Southport on thursday morning. This Man is believed to have left the mail train at Wool Owin and taken a taxi to South Brisbane station. Behind the seat of this cab several Silver coins crusted with blood were found. The Trail of these bloodstained coins and a banknote have led the detectives to Sydney where senior sgt t. Bran Nelly flew in a special plane today and a wireless patrol car which had combed the Northern Rivers districts arrived later. The photograph the taxed River picked ont is that of a Man with a record of robbery and violence in new South Wales and a wanted circular containing us photograph and detailed description have been rushed through for distribution. With More than 24 hours Start the suspect had arrived in Sydney before the first Lead to his destination was obtained. It is believed that he left the Brisbane Sydney express some Miles before it reached Sydney. If the conductor of the train. Thomas boys was attacked As been tired the Carriage at Bald Hills his assailant could have alighted at North Gate Wool Owin Eagle Junction or Brunswick Street stations and this rendered the picking up of the first dues a it clerk gives Lead one of the first important leads was the discovery that the ticket of Harold sneering one of the victims had been handed in to the officer on duty at Wool Owin station. It had been stolen from the dead Man. From the cab rank at Wool own detectives found that about sj80 an. On thursday a Man asked to be driven into the City. He was taken to South Brisbane railway station. When the car was later located by the police two florins encrusted with blood were found behind the cushions. Either they had fallen from the Pas Senger s pocket or were put there when he pulled out a handful of Silver to pay the fare. From officials at the South Brisbane station it was Learned that at 6 am. That morning a Man had a Slid for a ticket to Southport. But on being told that the next train would not leave for an hour he left without buy ing a ticket the clerk to whom he spoke recalled his appearance which Tal lied with the description of the Man driven from Chalk Street and also with that Given by a taxi Driver of his fare from sooth Brisbane station to Southport. He is described As a heavy set Man with a Reddish complexion. At South port he paid the fare of �3/10/ in notes. As the Driver was confident be could recognise the passenger again he was taken to the cd Branch where he was shown a Batch of photographs and selected one As closely resembling his passenger. Train for Sydney one of his aliases was similar to the name recalled by the. Ticket clerk at Gympie As having been Given by a Man who bought a sleeping berth ticket on the train. Next stage in the investigations was the disc very that a Man answering the description of the suspect had boarded a motor bus for Murwillumbah where it was found that be bad bought a ticket and had boarded a rail motor for Casino where it tanks with the Brisbane Sydney Tail team via Kyogle. Despite of enrol by some officials. It is deft Twety known that the Roefs Hampton Anil carried a gom Eon sigment from Cracow and this applies a motive for the crimes which other we was tit ctn. Henly placed Pounee of euros Aro positive that the go a the objective of the Mara err. An that he mistook speering and Frank coat Eoo for a Raar Mas. The conductor of the train Thomas boys is still unconscious but his condition is improved. It will be seve ral Days however before he can be averts serious crash by crashing his car into the guard Fence at the Side of the railway line on the port Road Woodville. This after noon. Or. Henry Oxer of Carrington Street. Adelaide escaped serious in jury. He was travelling in the direction of port Adelaide and did not notice that the wigwam signal was in operation Over the railway crossing near Holden s. Four men Are in serious condition the condition of Rolf Knutsen 18. Of Henley Beach Road lock Leys who was admitted to the Adelaide Hospital to Day suffering from internal injuries a fractured shoulder and abrasions was reported tonight to be serious. Knutsen was thrown into the path of an oncoming petrol lorry after his bicycle had struck the rear of another lorry on the South Road Richmond to j Day. A wheel of the petrol lorry passed Over his body. J Samuel Kraeft about 35, Waterside i worker of Planville. Who is in the Hospital with severe head and other injuries As a result of a fall from the Hindmarsh Bridge today is still in a serious condition. A tetanus patient Frederick Hind Marsh 59. Of Whitamore Square City is also still critical. Memorial Hospital reported no change in the condition of inspector Howie of the police department who is in a serious condition. Stop press trotting Hart Handicap Gawler girl -5n, 1 grand Indi -4 1. 2 Silver Glen 25 i. 3. Design lad 5 2fax. Doubles tote dividends. Tor Pedo lad Paragon �3/11 torpedo lad Chr Susie Derby �4/15/9. Gallia stake. True Abbey 1 a Franz. 2 Findon Derby. 3. Or. W. A. Collison dead or. W. A. Rollison. Solicitor died tonight in the Calvary Hospital North Adelaide. Shura Cherkassky the world s greatest boy pianist praises. 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No longer fetish says Canon prayer Book discussed Panon Wise s striking remarks on the changes in the Book of common prayer on his return from England today Are expected to arouse Consul Frame comment among anglican clergymen in Adelaide. Canon Wise significantly remarked that the Banning by parliament of a revised Book of common prayer song greeted by anglican Bishops had had repercussions which might ultimately bring about a Union of the various factions now existing in the Church of England. The Book of common prayer has ceased to be the fetish it has been since the Reforma Tion said Canon Wise who returned today in the Oxford after a three months Holiday in England. The Church has Bete Able to Experiment. Anglicans have been enabled to look at one Ano ther s Point of View. And thus i thaw i More unanimity of Outlook in the Church will be brought about. The Bishops do not object to tha Book of common prayer being used and parliament wooh not object to the Book suggested by the Bishops being used. And so each individual in charge of a Church has seen the Opportunity to introduce those minute changes to the anglican service which he thinks desirable several prominent anglican clergy men in Adelaide including the Bishop of Adelaide or. Nutter Thomasf. Would not officially comment tonight on these statements but it is under stood that the suggested changes in the prayer Book Are being closely followed Here. -7. 3i? nary Layman to born Psi on a us remark of one anglican Clergyman. He pointed Jet that it was one of the most i a it questions of a Ite Uei ii Tion in the Church of England. In Australia clergymen were looking for the next developments to come from the australian general Synod Early in 1ss7, when the matter would again be brought Forward. The possibility of a common Trayer Book of the Church of England for Australia just As Canada has its own prayer Book was a matter that might be Dis cussed by the Synod. The first question to be settled was the Constitution of the Church of eng land in Australia and the prayer Book would automatically follow. Canon Wise

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