|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 6/24/1920.
Lem Used His Sheet
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Further details of the suicide of Lem Laughlin, mention of which was
made in last week's Chronicle, are contained in the following clipping
taken from the Ripley Mountaineer:
"Lem Laughlin committed suicide in the jail Wednesday by hanging himself
with a sheet. The sheet was tied to one of the iron bars across the
top of the cell, leaving not over two feet of a step-off. He had
been dead some two hours or more.
"Laughlin is the same man that jumped from an upper window in Squire
Riley's court and made his escape. He was brot here a few months
ago and held on a charge of bootlegging and was also wanted in Calhoun
county on other charges. He was 43 years of age and had a family."
Laughlin's remains were sent to Spencer, whence they were taken on to
his old home near Orma, where burial was made Saturday.
It is said that Laughlin, who was a robust, hearty man when free, had
languished and pined away, and brooded over his capture and confinment
until he had become demented.
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