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to ONE VICTIM OF FOUL MURDER SON OF PATE HEMPHILL,- LIVED HERE BULLETIN. A report frorh West Frankfort at 11 o'clock this morning said the best imformation available said two had been killed and that the militia boys had* brought things under control and order is restored. . Fear is held that the throuble may lift its head anew in some section of the country east of here agai " ton 'Sht. Authorities are to stem such an outburst. Outlaw and riot ran high at West Frankfort last night. Pear was held for a time that the spirit would spread to wide proportions all over the coal in for is' of on ro fifteen-months'-old belt section. It was the aftermath of the finding of two hoys, foully murdered 'and whose hodies were buried to conceal the crime, in that vicinity Wednesday. Italians are at the root of the trouble, it is said. Last night two were killed at West Frankfort, three -houses' burned and a number "of both";£afericans and foreigners wounded. The state militia company was called from Cairo last night, passing through Carbondale on a special train about G .o'clock this morning-. At S o;clocfc this • morning things were reported to have subsided at the scene of the disturb- Most of til-; uble occurred before 11 o'clock last night. The riot was the o£ the murders, friends outgrow.ta seeking to boys. been several revenue officers at work near there and his supposition was that a still had been buried there by- some one that was scared. .. ; Wednesday morning he asked Deputy Sheriff Frank Bowling to go with, him and they discovered the American, boy buried under about 14 inches of. dirt. They immediately called Cor-- oner McCown and it was while he was preparing to hold that inquest that members of the jury discovered the second body about thirty feet 'distani., McPhail'and Bowling found a new Simmons Hardware butcher knife near the scene of the murder and found spots of blood there. The knife had.' only been partially covered. Th-e label on the handle of the knife had not been removed. The knife was secured by Coroner McCown and is held as evidence. It is the belief of men at the inquest that "Tony" Hemphill was killed first and thafc-^g^rggicateiTa.was killed later. The'"eVi9e'nce before the jury was that Calcaterra had been threatened before, and that ;>ie Hemphill boy was killed in order to prevent his "telling tales." Lived in Marion. Hemphill. whose real name is Peyton Roderick Hemphill, was born HI Carbcndale.bul lived for ten years in Marion. He was the son of P^yio;; Hemphill and formerly clerked at ibe Holiday grocery with his father. The to in ' •-""""•>• foim.iri^ ttjuj ms uuner. avenge the death of th.-j tam ;, y moyni] to West Praakfort | ye.'irs ago. Young Hemphil! IVOR.'I} i have been twenty on Sept. -5. He MARION 7 , AUK. 5.—-The most Jitrnd-"! le£t !lo »'e Monday morning stating ish'double murder in the annals of that lle was going to Marion to visit Egypt was brought to light Wednesday! some '"ends and that -was. the last afternoon when officials of• Williamson • tirae - 1 " 8 parents saw him alive. It is and Franklin eoun'ies dug up the bodies o£ two young m-en still in their teens. The alleged murderer was rushed to Marion from West '• Frankfort and was only saved from the mob .in Marion by'quick action on the part of Sheriff Thaxton's deputies. Settino lieSesnis is Pnder arrest i-ojn-Bwb'ern i 1 . Sontlism Illinois, he'd upon the 'charge of "'T * 'f .° ^^^ Amel he ,s bemg hidden from the public now will ba faced with Amel Calcater ' as -soon a:s ra and charges ..can be prepared. Coroner William McCown was called at noon Wednesday to go to the county lin«" near Royalton and hold an inquest over the body of a you'll 'found there by William McPhail and. Deputy Sheriff Frank Bowling. Upon arrival there they found another grave about thirty feet distant and this revealed another body, which was found j to be an Italian youth. "Tony" Hemphill and Amel OWca- terra were last seen aJive when they left West Frankfort on Monday headed for Royalton in company with Sot- tino DeSesnis. On Tuesday morning- Louis Calcaterra, brother of the dead Italian youth, swore out a warrant before 'Squii-e K. B. Ragiand at West Frankfort, charging DeSesnis with the believed he was indiicad to make the trip to Royalton. later in the morning. His funeral will be held at 2 p. m. on Friday afternoon at the horns in" West Frankfort, The Christian church pastor will have charge o£ the fun-— era). Heraphill had evidently been = the head and stunned and; then was shot under the eye and his throat severed from ear to ear. Young Henrphi !1 is a son of Mr. and "; Mrs. Peyt Hemphill, a former Carbon- : dale resident, and for a number of ' years lived at Marion and worked at the R.E.Holliday grocery store. Hemphill worked at Campbell's store while • in Carbondale. kidnapping of his brother.According to testimony before the coroner's jury DeSesnis admitted being with the Calcaterra and Hemphill boys, but told several stories as to where they were. He said once that, he left them at Roy-, alton, another time that he left them ! in AVest Frankfort and during the entire time he .was questioned he appeared very nervous. .D.oSesnis was placed in jail at West Frankfort on Tuesday and was held there until Wednesday night when he was rushed to Marion for safe keeping. The testimony before -the coroner's jury showed that William McPhail went squirrel hunting on Tuesday afternoon and got into some dense woods near Royalton where he was forced to take a dry creek bed so as to get better footing. While walking up this creek bed he noticed a mound erf fresh earth covered with brush. There had WEST FRANKFORT, 111., Aug. 5. —Kaowledgo. possessed by two lads, concerning, the methods and .identity of poslolSce and bank robbers whr. •; terrorized Southern Illinois last believed by police to be the motive to;- • their murdsr near Royalton, one mile.- from he:e. The hodies of Tony Hemphill, 1?; and Amel Calcaterra, 19, were found in the woods- in shallow graves covered with 'rubbish. A hunter discovered the corpses. Their throats had been slashed and their faces Mutilated Beth youths were heard to say recently that thay kn?7,- important facts, about the series of'crimes which netted a band of robber.-; more than $325,000' late in 1919. Authorities in the COG). regions here ana -about Marion da- flare the boys were slain to silence CARTERVILLE, III., Aug. 5.—Five companies of Illinois militiamen are rushing to West Frankfort, a mining town in Franklin county tonight to rout a mob of 3500-persons which has. soized control of the town, killed a. photographer, wounded several score? of persons, and Sit fire to numerous homes in the foreign section, neaj- where two kidnapped boys were found' murdered yesterday. Virtual monarchy reigna In all parts, of the town, according to aa appeal. sent to Gov. Lowa-en by the town's Mayor-late tonight, and the authorities- are jMJWerless.'

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  1. The Daily Free Press,
  2. 06 Aug 1920, Fri,
  3. Page 1

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