Frank H Downing legal - 26 March 1920, Lima News, Lima OH

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Frank H Downing legal - 26 March 1920, Lima News, Lima OH - WAR AT CITY HALL BROUGHT T O Day, prom- of of...
WAR AT CITY HALL BROUGHT T O Day, prom- of of MOTHER FINDS HER KIDNAPED BOY Paul Little Held in Lexington Hotel For Two Days WAS UNHARIWED BY PAIR Says Two Men Guarded Him--Locked in Bath Room LEXINGTON, Kv. -- Paul T,ltt!e. 12, eon of E. E. Little, wealthy oil man, who was kidnapped from the {federal building here late "tt'ednes- day« was found by his mother in a I room in the Fhoenix hotel here eariy i today. The boy was unharmed. He himself made a telephone call which resulted In his rescue. The kidnappers escaped, one of two men, whom the boy said bat! held him prisoner for two days, escaping-down OQ8 tioVatOF «» the mother and a numner of friends dashed up another elevator from the lobby of the Phoenix. A package rontainicg $25,000 as ransom was left by the lad's f a t h e r Thursday night In a designated spot in the heart of Lexington. It was untouched and the child's parents had resigned themselves to wait fnr another communication from the abductors. The Little telephone ran? early Friday. Mrs. Little answered. "This is rani. I'm In the Phoe'nix hotel," he said. The mother did not wait for details. With her other son, Keller, .14, she dashed out of the house, followed by her husband. They hailed an automobile and were rushed to the hotel. "Is my boy here?" she cried as she entered the lobby. COMMEMORATING 1871 IN BORDEAUX of sup- child. In- Bwitchboard snowed a message had been sent on the room 'phone from room 651 i» a boy's voice. Friend?- gathered in the lobby, No one had seen the QUiry at the telephone · A party startea for the In one of -ttes' (elevators. ; "' ' As the cage reached the sixth floor another elevator started down. A lone man was the occupant of the car. He now is believed to have been one of the abductors. His capture would have bean easy had the searchers known him as one of the kidnappers. The mother wont to room 651 It was opened without difficulty. Taul fell into his mother's arms. They started back to their home within a few minutes. Ths bov sa.!d he had been held in ..." ' oo '^-' c ;. e ^~ 8 j n ' ce " he had ]cft , h c posloffice with one of the -- - - - - his President. Ttenchanel .left) and Leon Bourgeois a* Bordeaiut, and President Dflschancl decornUng a, young girl whose father wa» killed in the " f. · - . ' who In. 1871 protested agrstEst Gsr- -ni£.rt Rnnesatlon at th«.-fajBttw Bordeaux meeting. One of the features of the celebration was the decoration of a young Frencb girl whose father was killed in the war. , £ . ' iHsscKanel and otbAr no- tfibles' of tfie'irr^ach 'republic, including Leon Bourgeois, president of the sfnate, took -part recently in cer- emonips at Bordeaux commemorative of the net of the Alsatian deputies kidnappers Wednesday. A larse part of the time ha was locked in the bath room. Paul said he was guarded by two men. Hotel records show the room was occupied Sunday by a man who registered as J. F. Cox, Cincinnati, O. Hotel employes say the room was occupied BO far as they know by only Baby Hanged In Rocking Chair ZANESVILLE. -- Mrs. ' Edmund i p h i n x tucked, her- Infant daughter in a rocking chair at t h e i r home here Inst night and went up stairs on an errand. When she returned she found the baby dead. The.child, had (alien between two rods hanged ".erself. on the chair and GIRL MURDERED IN CASUALTIES SOAR IN REVOLUTION Public Wrath Centers on General Erich Ludendorff BERLIN -- Reliable estimates today placed the total dead In disorders since March 13- Kapp seized power -the day Von In Berlin--at from two -to-three, thousand, -with, a., s i m i l a r number wounded. ' A dispatch from Flauffn' asitd the Bolshevist, leader Max. ,Hoelz . .had fled from the city to escape arrest. ALL CHARGES ARE DECLARED OFF Peace Again Reigns In MunfcU pal Family After Meeting EVANS GOES~BACK TO WORK Allegations Against Server and Downing Are Dropped Peace In City Hall retpns supreme. HosttlHlpn between Service Director McClatn and Waterworks Superintendent Charles Evans and the action of Mayor Burkhardt against Civil Service Commissioner Frank H. Downing ceased at $ o'clock FridBj; afternooh. "i The "peace terms" were accom-, led by an order to Justice of Peace Hamilton to dismiss charges of violation of the civil service Jaws against McCIain. , McClaln. under advico of Mayor. Burkhardt. ordered the reinstatement of the water works superintendent. KvanB ·will return to duty; Saturday morning. ' Mayor Rurkhardt ended action, against Downing by declaring the flght at «n end simultaneously with aetlsE c? SfcGlala. la Evans. All chargns against the s!oner will bn dropped, including the charges filled by R. F. Armstrong. Elizabeth-fit, garage owner. The decision of City Hall officials 0 end the struggle came after no. ultimatum had been delivered by the civil service commission Betting 2:30 o'clock as the time lor tbe filing of he charges against McClaln. Conference between McClatn and Burkhardt took up the good part of he day until 2 o'clock when tha white flag was raised. Mayor Burkhardt in n. abatement immediately following the decision to inlss the charges against. Downing, said that his action was for the nterests of the city. He declared that Intimation had men glran Mm that affidavits would be handed to aim. from taxpayers and citizens dsajandlng the entire civ- 1 service commission bo removed, f charges against McClatn were ifesssu. To avoid endless litigation ho mayor declared ho would wipe he slate clean. The mayor stated .hat the Interest* of the city would, necessarily fae sHgtoted If he attempt- d to remove the commission. L. E. Ludwlg, special counsel tor' he mayor in the attempt to remove Downing, In a telephone message be commissioner declared that n.« was thru ·with, the entire procedure. Downing requested that ne carry he ultimatum to the mayor.. It If mdenstood the mayor "tra* informed jy Ludwlg. Evna, .resuming duty Saturday morning, will receive pay as ot .2 when be was ordered reinstated jy the commission and thea stis* ended by the service director for eged Insubordination,

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  1. The Lima News,
  2. 26 Mar 1920, Fri,
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