CRIME: Job No. 69

"What part do you do in this?"

"Well, I tie the noose and adjust it around his neck."

"What do you mean?"

"I mean the rope."

"Oh, yes. Yes, the rope. I didn't understand you."

Two men were amiably chatting one afternoon last week in the Marion County Jail in Indianapolis. One was a mild-mannered, bespectacled Kentucky feudist named George W. Barrett, first man sentenced to death under the new Federal law which makes the killing of a U. S. officer a mandatory capital offense by hanging. The other was jovial, mastiff-jowled Phil Hanna, an...

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