Ethan A. McNabb Yacht Bandit

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Ethan A. McNabb Yacht Bandit - YACHT BANDIT, McNahb and Bagley Drop To Death...
YACHT BANDIT, McNahb and Bagley Drop To Death Together as Clemency Plea Fails Both Men Spend Last Hours tWith Spiritual Advisers .After First Refusing Aid SAN ' QUENTIN, Sept. 6. Ethan McNabb, notoriou; Oakland "yacht" bandit, and his' accomplice in a des perate escape attempt, William Bag- Bag- 1 e V, San Francisc robber, went to their deaths s i m u 1- 1- i rnun k today on 1 Q u en tin Prison, ine traps were sprung at 10:02 a. m., and both were pronounced pronounced dead 13 minutes later. "Toughest" "Toughest" to the end, the two r n n- n- M1KB EVOVICH . v J c f g walked' the 13 steps side by side, and shortly afterward the nooses were placed around their necks. Two persons, including Wil-liam Wil-liam Wil-liam Southwell, McNabb's attorney in his fight to beat the death sentence, sentence, fainted as the bodies dropped through the traps. The other person was unidentified. As the hood was .placed over McNabb's head he looked at his attorney and said, "Good-by, "Good-by, "Good-by, South " The attorney replied, "So long, Mac " Bagley remained silent. ' : v BOTH MEN ACCEPT SPIRITUAL ADVICE " , Bath men had spiritual assistance as vthey - were led on their "last mile" to their deaths. Father Wil liam Mead of San Rafael talked with Bagley, and Rev. Herbert Doran, a Methodist minister, prayed and talked with McNabb. . After the hanging, the Reverend Doran said that McNabb told him on the way to the gallows that "he had not gotten a square deal legally." He added that "he was ready to go." As the march neared its end, the Reverend Doran said McNabb quoted a passage from Belloc's "Mercy of Allah," referring to the death sentence as the "procedure "procedure of the court of sweetmeats." Revived, Attorney Southwell referred referred to 'the hanging of the convicts convicts as" "judicial murder." He referred referred to the men's appeal which is. still pending before the Justices of the .U. S. Supreme Court, to whom they looked for last-minute last-minute last-minute intervention. ' The lawyer also reveals that McNabb, McNabb, in his last days in prison, had written a book, long-hand, long-hand, long-hand, The title of the book, he said, will be "Pyloons of Sundakan." He adjjed tliat he now has the manuscript and is having "it typed. The book impurely fictional, Southwell said. LAWYER PRESENT ' AT McNABB'S REQUEST Southwell came to the crlsnn to day in response tb ft last wish of McNabb. Yesterday the convict sent him a letter and a telegram, asking him to be present at the execution. Southwell's request' to talk to the "yacht bandit" was denied denied by prison authorities. The death "gallery", was the largest to attend an execution at San Quentin for several years. The largest was present when a River side murderer was hanged three" years ago. " Bagley was known as the "No. 1 Bad Man" of the prison. He and McNabb, disclaimed member of a-Back a-Back a-Back Bay Boston family, had long crime records. ' . -The -The pair attempted to scale San Quentin's walls on March 12, 1934. They "were unsuccessful, but John H. Arbucklei- Arbucklei- another convict, was killed in: 4 cross-fire cross-fire cross-fire between, the fleeing felons , and prison guards when he blundered into tjie line of fir. CONVICTS ARMED ' WITH CRUDE GUNS . McNabb, and Bagley, along with two other convicts, were armed with prison-made prison-made prison-made guns. Two of the convicts '.were given additional terms for their part in the plot. McNabb and Bagley, however, were under life terms and in California California a lifer who uses a gun against prison guards, is liable to the death penalty. A jury in San Rafael, decreed the gallows for the "yacht" bandit and his accomplice, Bagley. i ' As their hours on earth shortened, Mike Evovich, 1906 89th Avenue, Oakland, whom Bagley shot m the back after robbing a wall safe in the Evovich home, went to the prison to .watcH his assailant's execution. execution. ' '' : ' i r '. Evovich, at Some when. Bagley stole into the house, attempted to climb out a sidi window and spread an alarm. Ba?!fv noticed him nd fired into his back. The . robber obtained $600 firm the safe and fled, ! Accompanying the convict's vie-t;m vie-t;m vie-t;m to the prison were Dr.' Luther Michael of S?.n Leandro, the physician physician who attended hin. during his recovery period, and Albert J. (Continued a Page 32, Col. 2.) i f ' I

Clipped from Oakland Tribune06 Sep 1935, FriPage 1

Oakland Tribune (Oakland, California)06 Sep 1935, FriPage 1
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