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V:. V .-..'. i- . MONDAY. JULY 23. 1934. 7 7 THE OTTAWA JOUTtXAL' GrecdMHiM Ends With Dillinger Dead From Police Bullets 15 Federal Hem in Arch Criminal Coming,Out of Movie Outlaw WWps Automatic Out of His Pocket and Has It Half Raised When Police Revolvers Roar. Associated Press y Direct WIN. CHICAGO. July 22. John DiUlnger,' arch criminal of the age, wu shot dead tonight by n group of Department of Justice operatives as he walked out of a Chicago movie theatre. He whipped an automatic revolver out of his pocket and had it half raised, when the operatives loosed a withering blast of revolver fire that drop! ped him mortally wounded. He died few minutes later. Runs Into Cordon of Officers. Fifteen operatives had - sun rounded the theatre, after information had reached Melvin H. Purvis, Chicago agent for the Department of Justice, that Dillinger would attend the theatre. Not a word was spoken as the outlaw ran into the cordon of officers. DiUlnger knew what was coming. 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CREATEAN INVESTMENT POLICY x.,- which would ensure the absolute safety of your savings and a return that would compare favorably with any other equally sound investment you could make. SndtUyfbrcomt!ttlrtULtrtoftbisrMark-bl policy mid how to obuin & Brandies- and Agents m dl important centres THi Imtomi Urg Aiswunci CC? " Please send me fall particulars of the Imperial Income Protection Policy, without oblipboo to tat. 'AdJrtlt- Agents look, reached quickly Into his pocket, and the guns roared. Watched Him Bay Ticket The end of the greatest min hunt contemporary criminal annals of tne unttea Diatee cam in ina swiu tempo In which the notorious out' law had lived. The Federal men watched him buy hla ticket and then for more than two hours, the longest two hours I ever spent, Purvis said, kept the theatre surrounded. "It wu late yesterday when I received undercover information that Dillinger would attend the movie, 'Manhattan Melodrama.' at the Bio-graph Theatre.' Purvis said. "I hurriedly made arrangements to surround the theatre with picked men from among my Investigators. They were armed only with pistols. No shotguns or machine guns were issued, for I wished no general firing that might endanger passersby. I stationed myself In my own automobile, parked two doors south ot the theatre, on the same side of the street and facing north. My men were stationed in doorways about the theatre. Recognise) Him Immediately. "ft was shortly before nine o'clock when I first noticed Dillinger. He was costless, but wore a hat, and gold-rimmed spectacles. He had Income rsa. X - J passed my car before !; saw him i out i nave stuatea every available F holograph of him so carefully thai recognised the back of bis head immediately. "As he bought a ticket. I' got rrofile and front views of him. and knew I was not mistaken. I went Into the theatre twice in an attempt 10 spot uitunger, but It was so- dark I couldn't spot him. Those two hours that tie spent In the theatre, two hours and four minutes to be exact, were the longest I ever spent. "By the. time he left the show, our plsns were complete, and my men were covering the neighborhood about the show so thoroughly that a cat couldn't have gotten through. r "When Dillinger left the show, he started south, and again passed my car without noticing me. As soon as he had loUen a ateo oast mv car. 1 thrust my right arm out of the car, aropped my band ana closed it. the pre-arranged signal for closing in. Instantly, my men appeared from all sides. Attempts te Boa Cp Alley. "Dilllnger save one hunted look about him and attempted to run up an aney, wnere several of my men were waiting. As he ran. he drew an automatic pistol from his pocket, slthough I hsve always been told thst he carried his weapons in his waist fcind. "As his hand came up with the gun in It. several shots were ft red by my men. before he could fire. He dropped, fatally wounded. I had hoped to tike him alive, but I was airaia mat he .would resist to the last." .' Crimes almost without number-robberies and murders imputed to the .Indiana farm boy who went wrong, were avenged as the hunted man crashed to the sidewalk before a large audience of expectant neignDornood lorn. There was only a trace of uncertainty about the way the Government "rubbed out'" the man for whose capture it offered $10,000 a few weeks ago. . - He had been watching a picture titled "Manhattan Melodrama," not awaiting his exit with drawn guns. Finally out he came. Probably he never knew what .had struck him down 15 revolvers held in expert hands. Dillinger was shot twice, officers who were guarding the body, said A reporter for the Associated Press viewed the body Just b.fore it was taken to the county morgue and described it as a "bloody mess." One bullet entered the head Just below the eye and another pierced the heart. several Bruises en Face. Dillinger was wearing a white shirt, open at the throat and gray trousers. Several bruises were noted on the face. Hair a hundred feet away thronged breathless residents of the scene Fullerton street and Lincoln avenue on-the cosmopolitan northwest side aware that drama was about to be enacted. They had become suspicious when the non-uniformed Federal men with their guns crowded the entrance of the theatre. They had turned In an alarm to police who came on the rush, prepared to halt a robberv but stand to watch the Government end Ma cnase oi so many months. Dillinger strode out with two Women, furtively as he n eared the street then straightened Jauntily. Then he was slain. Two women passersby wounded by bullets during the shooting, were idenUfied at the hospital as Mrs. Atta Natelsky and Mis Theresa Paulas, 29, both of Chicago. Government men surrounded his body and would let no one near. They placed It In an ambulance and word went to Washington that Dillinger had been shot and would be dead In four or five minutes. Then the ambulance went to a hospital but It was not taken Inside. The ambulance stood In a driveway, without lights, closely guarded, apparently awaiting word from Washington authorities. He was shot at 10.40 p is. C.D.T. Only yesterday, the bank robber and ex-convict had been reported near Culver, Ind. The day before he had been "seen" near Whiting, Ind. Each day. almost without a skip, he had been reported from some point between the two coasts. Waiting Trial far Harder. J He - had not been In custody, however, since March 1 when he bluffed hla way out of the county Jail at' Crown Point. Ind. with a wooden pistol. He had been await ing trial for the slaying of officer William O'Malley In the robbery of a nana ai avast inicago, ind. As far as could be learned Im mediately, the detail of Chicago policemen Known as tne "DiUlnger detail" was not aware of the trap laid for. the outlaw and were not present Only a skeleton force of this group was an duty at the Marquette police station on Chicago's south side as Sunday was the "day on tor tne men. ' Tell ef Sheeting Scene. ' ' tdger Lalleman, garage employe, was one of the first eye witnesses to tell of the battle. He saw the fight from a place directly across wiv street, nis atory was: "I happened to be looking out in window ana saw a man In m white shirt walking south from the picture show. There were two or three ' men behind him. Then 1 heard two shots and the man fell In the alley on his face. Then I aaw a woman running with her dress pulled up and blood streaming from her left knee. She fell In front of the ahoe ahop two doors south of the alley. The crowd gathered and I couldn't see more." The theatre from which DUIlnger had lust departed is on the east side of Lincoln avenue. Two doors south Is an alley, the on into which the outlaw fell. Officials of the theatre, who had been partly forewarned by the report given the nolle b? tumrini eitiiens who aaw the agents in watt near the shew house, aided police in throwing a cordon about the scene immediately following the shooting. Within half an hoar following the hots, a crowd ot several thousand persona had gathered, eager to see the spot where the notorious killer had met hla "Waterloo". Only Owe Ballet ratal. When Dllllngefe body was ex. mined at the morgue. U wis found that . the bullet which bed killed him had entered the back of the beck and emerged Just beneath the right eye. The other bullet, la the left breast, was below the heart and would not hare caused death, morgue attendants said. Directly In the centra ot the dead man's breast was the scar of another bullet Wound which appeared to have healed only recently. Dillinger was much tatter than am was adorned with, black moustache and his eyebrows appeared to have been plucked. Attendants made futile efforts to check his fingerprints with copies and found that his fingertips had been eaten away, apparently with acid. j Will .Centime Mas Hunt. WASHINQTON. July JJ.-Chlefs of the Justice Department, almost ' shouting their graUAcation over the death of John Dillinger, upon whose head the new deal had placed- lis Drat price, tonight asserted that the man hunt would continue until all Dillinger assist-ante had been run down. J. Edgar- Hoover, chief ' of the Bureau of Investigation, rushing to his off'e at word that the desperado tied been shot down, told newspapermen: "This does not mean the end of the Dillinger case. "Anyone who ever gv n3r ' the DiUlnger mob any aid. comfort or ass I its nee will be vigorously prosecuted. ' He referred directly to- George "Baby Face" Nelson. Homer Van Meter and another gangster. Nel. son, named by the department as the killer of Special Agent W. Carter Baum In the Dillinger outbreak In the Wisconsin woods last April, was described by Hoover as a "rat" Gratifying. Bays Csanmlngs. Attorney-General Cummings. reached by reporters Just as he boarded a train for the West, the first part of a trip to Hawaii, smiled in elation and termed the death of the desperado as "gratifying as well as reassuring." Hoover, after rushing to his office, received reporters and announced that Dillinger had drawn a gfln in an attempt to shoot his wsy tree but thst Melvin H. Purvis, agent in charge of the Chicago office, snatched it from his hand. Asked who shot Dillinger, Hoover refused to answer. "We can't say: that's a trade secret," he remarked. "We don't want to put our man on the spot." we nave Been working on tnts It was Attorney-General Cum mings who fixed the first Federal reward for the outlaw SS.000 for information leading to his arrest snd 110,000 for his cspture. There wss no stipulation that tne captor must catch Dillinger alive to be eligible for the reward. It was noted, however, that Department or Justice officials cannot qualify for the bonus. Reward for Nelson Capture. A reward of g9.000 also has been set by- the Attorney-General for the capture ot Nelson, and $2,500 tor information leading to his arrest. Attorney-General C u m m I n g s. asked by reporters If he consldred Diilinjer's death the greatest victory in the Federal crime war. replied that to his mind this was only "an incident" Cummings said that Dillinger had been in Chicago "quite a long time," but that the department had not mentioned Its knowledge or lis activities. ' The Attorney-General, however. added quickly this wss the first lime Dillinger had been sighted by department agents, since otherwise the bandit would have found his career ended before. The following day, April 23, officers neer St Paul loosed a fusillade at an automobile bearing Dillinger. They believed their shots found the target for a short distance away a blood-stained ear was found. But Dillinger hsd commandeered another machine and continued hla flight The latter car waa found, flecked with crimson stains. In Chicago on May 1. Reports that the arch-criminal had been sighted again flooded the Land. He waa reputed to have participated In the robbery of a bank at Flint Mich, on May 1 and to have served aa a lookout for the band which looted a Fostorta. Ohio, bank shortly afterward. Waa Important Witness. On May 24, the bodies of two East Chicago patrolmen. Martin O'Brien and Lloyd Mulvihill. were found In a car near East Chicago. Mulvihill waa to have been an important witness against DiUlnger In the O'Malley murder case I A brush with police ended in the death of Torrfmy Carroll. Dillinger stalwart, on June 7, at Waterloo. Iowa. His last words were Interpreted as hinting at the demise of hla chief. When Albert Reilly was apprehended at St Paul on June 28. accused ot harboring the fugitive, he also said Dillinger had died but the desperado's lather, John Sr.. stated at Mooresvllle the following day that a letter received from his son three weeks earlier contradicted these reports. The Government on June 24 offered these rewards: S1O.O0O for Dllllnger's capture; $.1,000 for Information leading to his arrest: $5.-000 for Nelson's seizure: and $2,900 for Information aiding his apprehension. The only federal charge against Dillinger at the lime was transportation of a stolen car. The world's most northerly port is being constructed In Siberia at the mouth of the Lena River. hat heroes do V Tim Trm Trmtt lessor 4 awe. so can you 7: i if i.-a , sS Call Dillinger Most Dangerous Desperado in U.S. Machine-Qunning Outlaw; and His Gang Vanished I and Reappeared Like - Headless Horsemen. Associates rress ay Direct Wirt. CHICAGO. July 22. The death of swashbuckling John Dillinger today msrked the Journey's end tor the most dsngerous United states despersdo of the decsde. The mschlne-gunning outlaw and his Uhlans ranged the country fori months, raiding banks, looting po- lice station arsenals, clashing with i officers, vanishing and reappearing like so many modern headless horsemen. Escapades Crowd Police Annals. Escapades of the head man and his henchmen crowded police annals. Dillinger bullied his wsy from the Crown Point, Ind. Jsil. drove through an elaborate official, ambush in Chicago, shut his wsy out of s federsl trsp In St. Psul. mocked the largest army the law ever assembled In the middle west. With his aides he wss csptured under drsmstic circumstances in Tucson, Ariz., only to take to the crime trail again and blast to freedom through a ring of Government operatives st the little -Bohemia lodge in Wisconsin. The report: "Dillinger sighted." wss bulletined from coast to coast. His name was bruited in the Senate chamber and mouthed on the stage. He was the subject of endless editorials, an object lesson to law en-1 forcement officials, a factor In politics. Humorists found in him a fruitful source of gags, and some civic authorities the cause of chagrin. On May 23. l33rhe waa -paroled from the Indiana state prison at Michigan City. He was virtually unknown a leering man ot 31 with a hatred for Jaw engendered during hia nine years of incarceration. A year later, few world figures were more widely publicized. Engineered Big Escape. Dillinger engineered the escspe of 10 former fellow convicts from the Indiana state prison on September 25, 1933. But they emerged to And him a prisoner himself in the Lima. Ohio, Jail, where he was held for bank jobbery. Four of the felons. John Hamilton, Harry Plerpont, Charles Mskley and Russell Clark nun-led to the lockup on October 12 and demanded his liberty. Sheriff Jess Sarber resisted snd wss shot to desth. .- Picking up recruits, the liberated Dillinger and his thugs rsnged ruthlessly through Ohio, Indiana. Illinois and Wisconsin, robbing and plundering. Authorities hsve estimated their booty in that swift csm-pslgn at $500,000 most of It carted out of banks In dsring 'raids. ' - They established, hideouts In Chicago, but darted out periodically to increase their riches. Sergeent W. T. Shanley happened upon Hamilton in the gang's gmratt, and was slsin. A "Dillinger detail" was 1m-medistely formed by the Chicsgo police department and lta 50 crack-shot members set out to bring the outlaws In. They raided an apartment on December 21, slaying Lewis Katxewitx, Sam Glnsburg and Charles Tilden, ex-convicts, whom they hsd been certsin were DiUlnger and two lieutenants. Still searching, officers slew "Hsndsome Jsck" Klutss, a mob leader affiliated with Dilllnger. in a Chicago auburb. on January S, 1934. Shot Patrolman Dead. The gangsters. Dilllnger in the van, swooped down on sn Esst Chicago, Ind., bank on January 14 and shot Patrolman William O'Malley to death. Aroused authorities massed their forces to strike, but the msrsuders evaded the blow by fleeing to the southwest But Dilllnger, Makley, Clark and Pierpont were caught in the bloodless coup carried out by police at Tucson, Ariz. Pierpont Makley and Clark were sent to Ohio, and tried for the Sarber murder. The former peir were sentenced to death: Clark to life imprisonment. Dillinger was rushed to the Jail at Crown Point, Ind. While preparations went forward U try htm for the O'Malley slsy-Ing. Dilllnger whittled a wooden pistol. He whipped It out on Maren 3, cowed some 33 inmstes and keep- era, seized several machine guns and walked out. - Accompanied by Herbert . Youngblood, negro Jail mate, he went to a n.-arby garage, commandeered Sheriff Lillian Hol-ley'a car and wheeled away. Deputy Sheriff Ernest Blunk and Edward Saagera. garage attendant were carried along as far as Peotone, 111 . and there thrown out. A nation-wide search wss launch ed. Dillinger was reported to hsve been seen In uncountea places. Attorney Genersl Cummings criticized Indiana officials: a special grand Jury investigation of the'break wss begun. Sam Cahoon, turnkey, and Blunk were accused of misfeasance but subsequently freed. Robert Estill, prosecutor at Crown. Point and the woman sheriff were cen sured for havina been photographed with the deacierado'a arm around Estill. The letter wss defeated,. for, renomtnation. Weanded by Chicago Police. Meanwhile, Dilllnger was chss-ed by the Chicago police on March 3. wounded in the shoulder while E hindering the Mason City, Iowa, ank on March 14; and forced a physician to treat his hurts at St. Paul on March 14. Youngblood engaged In a death duel with officers on March IS at Port Huron, Mich. He slew Under-sheriff Charles Cavanaough but waa slain hirnjelf. - Government operatives trapped DiUlnger, Eugene Green and a woman companion ' In a St. Paul apartment March It. The outlaw bulled his way out behind a withering , barrage of bullets. Green succumbed to his wounds on- April II. But DUlingar survived through the aid be compelled a Minneapolis doctor to administer. An automobile reputed to have been used by DiUlnger was found on April ( at Mankato and two days later the most hunted criminal was reported to have, dined with his (ether, John. Sr. at the old homestead new Mooresvllle, Ind. While the central states were combed, he snd a companion raided police headquarters at Warsaw, Ind, selected weapons and went to visit . Hamilton's slater In Michigan- The clan then held a reunion at tne -Uul. Booemia Lodge. eat Mosley's Effigy Carried in Parade Onsets Press from Hia. LONDON. July 22. More than 4.000 persons took part in a demonstration against war and Fascism in the esst end tonight. The effigy of Sir Oswsld Mosley. black shirt leader, was mockingly displayed at the head ot the pi occasion snd speakers bitterly sitacked the British Fascist movement. Mercer. Wis. Machine guns were mounted in the cupola while dangerous John, seven of his -subalterns snd three of their paramours revelled. Fortress fsarroanded. But on the night of April 22. Fed-1 eral agents surrounded the fortress. shots were nred. Eugene Boiseneau. I a civil conservation corps worker. ran into the cross-Are snd was kill. ! ed. The gangsters, blasting their l way out. scattered through the woods. The Government men took after them, and one, W. C. Baum, was shot to death as he sought to I halt Lester M. Gillls. who watt known In theiunderworld as ;"Baby-face Nelson." Four others suffered ' wounds. ! The largest law enforcement army ever marshalled in the great mid- , land empire was charged with retaking the criminals, dead or alive, i Death, high officials pointed out. would obviate the expense of trials, i THREE-YEAR HENTENCE. CALGARY, July 20. Convicled of having stolen $3,133 from the Elnora consolidated school district, David W. Hughes, of Elnora, has been sentenced to serve three years in Prince Albert penitentiary by Magistrate Albert Dodd. ot Elnora. according to a conviction fyled at the court house hsre Saturday. atseiaMUse. I sV r...J'J l ft i SUMMER OOTVEAR $3 Value tet 410 eluding. strap - - ;;n - t - . - w Dillinger Dead i S -A ! i ' Indiana outlaw, .he for "tenth, is evaded I'. S. police, waa .hot hsa evaded dead in front of Chicago theatre last night P1SNED BENEATH CAR. ST. HVACINTHE. Que. July 22. Pinned beneath their car when it left the road and overturned three times before landing in the ditch, one man was killed and four other persons injured near here todav. The accident occurred on the main highway at St. Den.s sur Richelieu, about 15 miles from here. The dead man is Luclen Bonin. 20. ot St Hyacinthe. driver of the car. Damage By Hail Now$3,000,000 Further Crop Losses by New Storm in rsnselaa Press kr Otyttl Wire. kr ooJrt . July 72.- SASKATOON. July 22.-Bootlng hail losses In Saskatchewan close lo the S3.0O0.O0O msrk, sdded reports I of sn early week-end storm kept i coming into Saskatoon tonight. ! Three persons were Injured. ex tensive crop damage was done and poultry was killed in the hailstorm ! which swept wide sress Iste Frl dsv night and early Saturday. the storm affected the Perdue, Leney. Elrose and Hatford distrlcta. Telephone lines in some sections , were broken by the combinetion ; of hail and high wind. Mike Svmcmyk. 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