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Page 74 - Sheriff James C. MacKillop Remembers the Hanging of Emmett Sloane

Published by Ronald Caplan on 1994/1/1 (297 reads)

noise...." (And so Ms. Devoe decided to report it. Room 9 was found to be locked from the outside, and Rehburg was found in? side lying on the bed which was saturated with blood.) J. J. Roy, M.D.: I was called sometime after 8 a.m. to come over to the Norfolk as quickly as possible; and I did so. I was taken to Room No. 9, and on opening the door found Rehburg on the bed smeared with blood. The bed clothes were covered with blood; pillows stained; and he was in such a mess that I thought the proper thing to do was to take him to the hospital. I had the ambulance called and picked him up in the bed clothes and took him to the hospital. We shaved the hair off and washed him off and sutured him, and transferred him to the ward. His pulse was irregular; breathing irregular He died about 6 o'clock. FROM A NEWSPAPER ACCOUNT: Before leaving the ho? tel, Rehberg regained consciousness for a few moments and is BRAD'S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES 4 WE NOW CARRY... '.'' 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This theory was advanced by the fact that examination after his death brought forth the police infor? mation that Rehberg's clothes contained no money, and gener? ally the deceased carried quite a sum of money on his person. The suspected man (Sloane), it is stated, appeared in the lobby of the hotel 7:45 on Saturday moming and engaged in conver? sation with several employees on current topics. He did not ap? pear to be excited.... And when Clare, the day clerk, who had just come in for duty, asked him where Rehberg was, he replied that he had sent the deceased out on a message. He disap? peared immediately afterwards, and has not been seen since. Police tonight, reconstructing the story of the crime, said that they believe the murderer had stood behind the door of the room and, as Rehberg entered, hit him over the head with some blunt instrument. It was not enough to stun him, and a struggle ensued, in the course of which lighting fixtures were tom from the walls and the room generally torn up. Another odd angle to the case is that the rooms on either side of that in which the fight took place were occupied during the fatal night, but as both occupants left the hotel that morning for the early train, it is unlikely that they would be able to give much infor? mation concerning the case. Dr. Roy conducted a post-mortem with Dr. Lynch, and they found death had been caused by many fractures of the skull and hemorrhages.... Sheriff MacKillop continues: in my opinion, Sloane never meant to kill him. He meant to rob him. Because he rushed down to the front office, and here was (another) man behind the desk, so he had to keep going. He didn't try any robbery there. And he walked in a blinding snowstorm.... NEWSPAPER, 1930: Worst storm in decade hits Cape Breton. Rail and tram company workers battled 20-foot drifts to open lines. Cape Breton Island today is digging out of the deepest snow which has covered her for many years. Outside of the city of Sydney and surrounding districts, where conditions were gradually resuming their normal aspect, all traffic on the island has been temporarily abandoned as the inhabi? tants spent the day with a shovel In an effort to reach coal houses and bams. Trains in the Cape Breton division of the Foreign/Etranger $30.00 (US/EU) $35.00 (US/EU) $25.00 (US/EU) Articles are abstracted and indexed/Les articles sent repertories dans: America: History and Life: Alteniative Press Inde.x; Arts and Humanities Citation Index''; Canadian Magazine Inde.x; Canadian Periodical Index; Current Contents / Arts and Humanities; Historical Abstracts; Human Resource Abstracts; PAIS Bulletin; PAIS Foreign Language Index; Sage Public Administration Abstracts. TrM/(AAgeficif We plan it all for you. 794-7251 158 QUEEN ST., NORTH SYDNEY
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