Died In Burning Cabin Rather Than Surrender
Furnishing a spectacular climax to a siege in which more than 1,000 shots were exchanged, he set fire to his five-room dwelling last night and perished while more than a score of officers and citizens looked on helplessly.
Sheriff Tom Lane said the once prosperous farmer opened fire when he and his aides approached the log cabin in which he lived alone. Lane said a merchant at the little town of Bono had complained that Patton threatened him with a pistol. During one lull in the shooting Patton appeared on his porch clad in a cowboy outfit that included high-top boots and a ten-gallon hat, officers said.
Triplets Die In Hospital In Versailles
Dr. Olson Parrott, who raced six miles out the Mortonsville road after he received a telephone call from the excited husband, said the babies died of exposure and loss of blood. They weighed two and a half pounds each.
The mother, Mrs. Ira Lawson, who has given birth to seven children since her marriage seven years ago, was reported to be in good condition today at the hospital. She had not been told of the death of he triplets. The babies were born in rapid succession--"just like corn pops," Mrs. Lawson said--while Lawson was calling the doctor.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawson were driving from their home at Mortonsville to Versailles "to see a doctor" when their machine ran out of gas on Eaton lane, near the main road Lawson said that at first he intended to go after some gasoline, but that his wife told him he had better phone for a doctor. Lawson then ran to a nearby farmhouse and called Dr. Parrott.
When Lawson returned to the automobile a few minutes later, the babies had been born in the front seat of the machine. Soon the doctor and his wife, a nurse, arrived. They set up an emergency obstetrical ward on the roadside. After a hasty first-aid session, they transferred Mrs. Lawson and her family to the physician's car. Mrs. Lawson, declining to be carried, got out of the stalled motor and walked around to the doctor's car unaided.
Lawson, who is 28, is a native of Arkansas. Mrs. Lawson formerly was Anna Christian McGuire, a Woodford county girl. Only three of the seven children born to the couple are now living.
William S. Hughes Dies At Versailles Hospital
Mr. Hughes, a resident of Rose Hill, Versailles, was employed for several years as a bookkeeper on the Lexington tobacco market.
He was born at Clifton, Woodford county, a son of the late M. B. Hughes and Mrs. Mary McCauley Hughes. Besides his mother, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Annie May Graddy Hughes; a son, Billy Hughes; an adopted daughter, Rose Ann Hughes, and two brothers, J. L. C. Hughes of Versailles and M. M. Hughes of Louisville.
Casket-bearers will be Senator A. B. Chandler, Roy Gaines, Guy Soward, Paul Thompson, Frank Weber and Ben Frank Thompson.
Killer's Second Victim
Funeral services for Mrs. Elsie Ego Miley, 52, wife of Fred Miley, will be held at 9 o'clock Friday morning at St. Peter's Catholic church, with the Rev. Father Thomas B. Ennis officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary cemetery. Casket bearers will be J. P. Wright, James H. Combs, J. Curry Tunis, A. A. Tuttle, Washington Reed and D. D. Brock.
Lexington-Leader, Lexington, Ky
Hole Opens In Earth and Engulfs Girl
Nine rescue crews labored tonight deep in the 30-foot-wide hole trying to find the body of Jule Ann Folmer, daughter of a Navy man. With ropes that tied around their waists, three-man rescue crews moved hundreds of tons of earth, trying to find the child who dropped without a sound this afternoon.
Jule Ann was walking on Mill street with her aunt, Mrs. Marie Mitchell, and her brother, David, 9, when without warning the flagstone sidewalk collapsed beneath her feet. Mrs. Mitchell and David stood helpless on the brink of the chasm as the small girl plunged from sight. Instantly, hundreds of tons of earth, slate and shale coal rolled from the sides of the hole and covered the child.