Temple Daily Telegram (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 13, No. 220, Ed. 1 Saturday, June 26, 1920 Page: 3 of 8
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1 IKING By BRITISH TROOPS ON
UNARMED NATIVES AROUSES
WRATH OF INDIANS.
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A Thousand Residents ot Amrltstar
Are Said to Hate Been Trapped and
. Murdered by the English Soldiers.
Mob Uprisings Are Denied, *nd the
British Officers Only Are Blamed.
(Associated Press Dispatch.)
New York, June 25.—Firing by sol-
diers commanded by British army of-
ficers upon a crowd of unarmed na-
tives of India, who were seeking to
present to a British deputy commis-
sioner a petition for the release of
two of their leaders led a few days
later to the messacre of 1,000 Indians
trapped In a great, square at Amrit-
sar, in the Punjab district of India in
the spring of 1919. says a report now
made public by native investigators.
The report was prepared by the Pun-
jab sub-committee of the Indian na-
tional oongress. In its preparation
more than 1,700 witnesses were ex-
amined and depositions taken from
survivors and relatives of the dead.
Dissatisfaction among the natives
first became apparent with the pass-
age of the Rowlatt billsr designed to
All over the country resolutions
wore—paused by huge mass meetings
protesting against the law and de-
manding its repeal.
The trouble between natives and
officials, the report states, began in
earnest on the night of April 9, when
two influential natives, Drs. Kitchlew
and Satyapal, were arrested and their
friends heard they were to be de-
"The news spread through Amrit-
sar like lightning." the report con-
tinues. "A crowd immediately gath-
ered -together. It was a crowd of
mourners, bareheaded, many unshod
and all without sticks. It was on the
way to the deputy commissioner's
bungalow to plead for the release of
Its loved ones.
"It marched through the principal
streets of Amritsar, passed the na-
tional bank, the town hall and the
Christian mission hall, the very build-
ings which, within a short time, were
to be destroyed by some of them. Its
i progress was stopped, however, at the
railway overbrldge which was guard'
ed by a military picket. The men de
manded passage and said that they
. wanted to go to- the deputy commis
sloner's bungalow to make 'far'yad'—
"They pushed forward and the
picket fell track a little. They ad-
vanced and the military fired, killing
and wounding some of them. The
crowd fell back.
"It was no longer a peaceful crowd.
It was a crowd foiled In its effort to
secure the release of Its leaders an4
exasperated at the. killing and wound-
ing of some of Its members. The
sight of the dead bodies and the
wounded inflamed the cltisens who
saw them and who gathered again
vnear the bridge, this time carrying
sticks and pieces of wood."
The report continues with a descrip-
tion of the fight between natives and
' soldiery, during which many of the
former were killed and the survivors
inflamed to such a pitch of fury thatt
f they returned into the city and ap- place on something raised. His arms
plied the torch to several principal
buildings. It says: H
"The authorities omitted all the
uKtfal parley# with the natives and
other Intermediates resorted to in civ-
Ut»ed countrles. There-was no par-
leying. no . humoring and no use. ot
milder force. Immediately the crowd
became insistent Ihe order was given
One eyewitness toM later of the
scenes at the bridge: "Salaria and I
shouted to the deputy commissioner
and the Officers to get back and not
to fire, as we still hoped to take the
crowd back. A few in the crowd threw
wood and stones at the soldiers, who
at once- opened with a volley without
warning. Bullets whistled to my
right and left. After the first few
shots the crowd rushed back, but the
firing was continued. Many of. them
were hit in the back. The erowd dis-
persed, leaving 26 or 30 killed and
"It ehould be remembered," the re-
port goes on, "that the qjob had not
as yet committed excesses. There was
therefore no occasion for impatience,
indifference of callousness, which, ac-
cording to this witness, was evidently
"While, therefore, we deplore the
deportation order and the firing and
consider-both as "unjustifiable pnd the
absence of any ambulance arrange
ment as inhuman, nothing can be held
to justify the wanton destruction by
the mob ofthe innocent lives and prop
"The first thing General Dyer did
was to make ar»es(%_ He entered the
city and made about~12 arrests with-
out any molestation or resistance
One witness told the investigators
that the city's water and electric light
supplies were cut off for three or four
days as a punishment.
The occurrence which directly led
to the subsequent wholesale massacres
in the Jalleanwala Bagh, the report
asserts, was a,, proclamation issued
about this time by General Dyer for-
bidding the natives to assemble pub-
"The public meeting in the Jallean-
wala Bagh," the report states, "was
called before the proclamation had
reached more than half the popula-
tion. Shortly before the arrival of
General Dyer on the scene with #0
soldiers and two armored cars, Hans
Raj had taken charge at the meeting,
the audience numbering about 14,000.
"The bagh is an irregular quadran-
gle, indifferently wailed, and, in most
cases, with the back walls of houses
surrounding it enclosing the quadran-
gle. There are thrte trees, a dilapi-
dated tomb with a dome and a wejl.
The ground at the entrance is an eie-
vation, remarkably fit for posting sol-
diers and firing upon a crowd in front
The main entrance is a narrow pas-*
sage through which, happily, the
armored car# could not pass. There
are no other regular entrances, but at
four or five points it was possible to
get out through narrow openings. The
audience included many boys and
children, and some men had come
with infants in their arms.
••flhaeral Dyer deployed twenty-five
soMtars to the right and twenty-five
to the left, on the high ground on the
north side of the rectangular space."
What happened afterward Is given by
the Indian investigators in General
Dyer's own words recorded during his
testimony at the subsequent - inquiry
"When you got to the bagh what did
you do?" General Dyer was asked.
"I opened fire Immediately. I had
thought about the matter and don't
Imagine it took me more than thirty
seconds to make up my mind as to
what my duty was," he replied.
"As regard the crowd, what was it
They were holding a -meeting.
There was a man in the center of the
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the high school football line and when
the scrimmage was over he was on his
face and several had walked on him.
He was carried away gasping with
the pain of a spinal injury between
Everything was done for him except to attempt a correc-
tion of the spinal injury. His lungs failed. They fed
him eggs and milk, fresh air at home, in Arizona and in
Colorado, and then brought him home to die. The chiro-
practor at home said, "Why don't you correct the spinal
injury, there's where all the trouble started." Another
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were moving about. He was evidently
"Did It not occur to you that It was
a proper theasure to aMt the crowd to
disperse bffpre you took the step ot
actually firing?" ^
"No. At that tfme I did not I
merely felt that my .orders had not
been obeyed, that martial law was
flouted, at that It was my duty to
fire immediately by rifle.'"
Before you dispersed the crowd
had tile-crowd taken any actios at
, "No, sir; they had run away, a few
of them. When I began to fire the big
mob In the center began to run almost
to the right."
In firing, was It your object to dis-
'No, slrj I was going to fire until
Did you. continue firing after they
had started to disperse?"
"After the crowd Indicated that It
was going to disperse, why did you
"I thought it was my duty to go on
until they had dispersed. If I fired a
little, I should be wrong in firing at
Continuing his report, the Investiga-
"He, General Dyer, said he con-
tinued firing for about ten minutes,
until he had expended 1,650 rounds
of ammunition. He said he had made
no provision for aiding or removing
the wounded. That was a medical
question, he declared.
One eye witness sai& "I saw hun- I
dreds of persons killed on - the spot
The worst part of the whole thing was I
that firing was dirrected toward the
gates through which the people were |
trying to run out. Many got trampled i
under the feet of the rushing crowds
and thus lost their lives. There were |
heaps of bodies at different plfcei. I 1
think there must have been over a I
The next day was devoted by the I
people to disposing of their dead after
the following laconic proclamation [
had been issued:
"The inhabitants may burn or bury I
their dead as soon as they please.
There must be no demonstraUon of 1
Many pages of the report are de-1
voted to various kinds of punishments
Inflicted on the natives by the au- |
thorlties under the martial law. These
Included flogging, making the people I
crawl through certain streets, lm-1
prlsonment without trial or even ac- |
cusatlon and other punitive measures.
RKTI RN8 FROM'.WKKTING OP
OTATE MEDICAL BOARD |
Belton, June Dr. S. I* Mayo I
has returned from Galveston, where
he attended the meeting of the State
Medical board. Dr. Mayo states that
there were 104 applicants to take the
medical examinations and of that |
number four were ladles.
Belton, June 25.—Mr. and Mrs. R.
L. Henderson and children have re- j
turned from Georgetown, where they |
attended the marriage of Mr. L. Rich-
ardson and Miss Sudie Martin, the j
bride being the nl#ce of Mr. Hender-
Mrs. Reagan Bhetton of Waco is I
visiting her relatives, the George and
Tom Hunt families, and Mrs. M. h. \
Mrs. E. A. McBeath, who has been I
a visitor in. the home of her son. Keys
McBeath, has gone to visit with her
daughter, Mrs. Burton Thompson of |
HUNDREDS HEAR THE BA?iD
CONCERT IX BELTON |
Belton, June 85.—Hundreds and j
hundreds of people from all parts of
Bell county were in Belton last night!
to hear the weekly band concert and |
enjoy the other pleasures of the town.
Hundreds of people thronged on the I
banks of Nolan and mingled in the
playground at the park. Many were
seeking pleasure in the natatorium,
while others were out enjoying picnic
Belton was very much alive last
night, as It Is every Thursday night
when the concerts by the Belton band
Belton, June 15.—In a pretty wed-
ding which was solemnised Tuesday
afternoon at S o'clock at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Garrison on
North Pearl street, there were united
in marriage. Millard Carlisle and
Miss Ella Romine, Rev. W. G. Hig-
glns, pastor of the First Christian
The rooms were pretUly decorated
with pot plants and cut flowers. The
bride is a Bell county girl aud has
spent her young ladyhood In this city.
She has won the highest esteem of all
those who know her. The grooia is
of-one of the most prominent families
at Kllleen. Immediately after the
ceremony the youn? couple If ft for
California where they will make their
Your watch can tie put In muting
order at MethvUi's Jewelry Wore. In-
spectors for G. C. Jk 8. E. Ky.
Valley Mills Is
(Tempi* Telegram Special.)
Valley Mills, Tex., June 25.—Valley
Mills will held her annual celebration
July 14, 15, 16, and 17. This will be
on of the largest celebration ever held
in this section of the country.
DeKreke Bros., shows, one of the
largest carnival companies in Texas,
has been secured as the banner at-
R. E. Thomason of El Paso, can-
didate for governor, has written that
he will either be present himself or
will send a speaker of wide reputa-
tion and ability to address the crowd
on the afternoon of July 16, .
Big Platform Collapses.
(Associated Press Dljpatch.)
Buffalo, N. Y.. June 25.—A tem-
porary platform at the Broadway au-
ditorium on which about 100 dele-
gates to the northern Baptist conven-
tion were having their pictures tak-
en, collapsed a few minutes after the
close of this morning's session. Three
persons were, severely hurt and sev-
eral others were cut and bruised.
Killed by Sniper
- in an Ohio Town
(Associated Preaa Dispatch.,
■ Hamilton, Ohio, June 25.—Charles
F. Stegemann, police desk sergeant,
was killed by snipers in a pitched
battle between officers and the"°Bolen
■family north of the city early today.
James Bolen was shot several times
and It Is believed he will die. Lee
and Elln Bolen are under arrest.
James Bolen fired the shot which
killed the officer, according to the po-
The trouble started following an In-
vestigation by the police of a disturb-
ance there last night Officers armed
with riot guns surrounded the house
this morning and Stegemann and De-
tectives Dulle and Jones started for
the scene to make the arrest, when,
the police say, Bolen opened fire with
a shotgun. One of the snipers was
said to be a woman.
Ooffee still 5o a cup at tbo City
Cafe, South Main street.
Ice C61d Watermelons at the City
Cafe, South Main street.
Belton, June 25.—John Maxwell,
prominent Waco attorney, will speak
in this city at the courthouse steps
Saturday afternoon (tomorrow) at 3
o'clock. In the interest of the candi-
dacy of Pat M. Neff, candidate for
Judge Maxwell is one of 100 promi-
nent men of the state who are volun-
tarily touring in the interest of the
Waco candidate. He is a forceful
orator, logical, an<^ a man with a mes-
sage. The public is invited to hear
him. He will be introduced by Dis-
trict Attorney Lewis H. Jones.
Mrs. A. Hood Dies.
Belton, June 26.—Mrs. A. Hood, a
resident of Belton for the past thirty
years died at her home in this city
last night after an illness ot several
Mrs. Hood was 73 years of age,
having been born Dec. G, 1847 in
Arkansas. On Oct. 23, 1865 she was
married to Mr. Hood in Williamson
county. In 1885 she Joined the Meth-
odist church and lived a devoted
Christian life until her death. Mrs.
Hood had many friends In this city
who loved and honored her and her
death cast a shadow of sorrow over
scores of people.
She Is survived by her husband,
five sons and three daughters, all of
whom were present when death came,
with the exception of one daughter.
The children are John and Hugh
Hood of this city, Sam Hood of Flor-
ence, F. H. and Horaee Hood of
Wichita Falls, Mrs. Laura Griffin of
this city, Mrs. O. W. Ward of Tem-
ple, and Mrs. Dan Cargile of west
The funeral services were conduct-
ed this afternoon at 4:30 o'clock with
interment In North Belton cemetery.
The services were conducted by her
pastor, llev. P. E. Riley.
The barn owl, when she has young,
brings a mouse to her nest about
every twelve minutes. As she Is ac-
tively employed at both evening and
dawn, and as bflth mala and female
hunt, forty mice per day Is a low com-
putation for the total capture.
Belton, Tex., June 25.—The Belton
base ball club has re-organized and
will play on Sundays and holidays. It
will have Dockery and several of tho
old men back with the club, and In
addition will use several local men and
some out-of-town ball players.
A game will be played with Mc-
Gregor Sunday at 4 p. m., on the local
The club manager would like to ar-
range a game with the fast Rogers or
McGregor clubs for Sunday, June 27,
and would also like to hear from some
good team for games here July 3, 4
and 5. Belto« will have big Fourth
of July celebrations for these date*
and will want to give the fans some
real base ball for these dates.
Catcher Glenn and Dockery will be
secured from Waco; Cagle and Joe
Dlllard of Bartlett, as well as Clyde
Helms of Little River, are available,
and a tryout will be given M. V. Smith,
Jr., of Belton, on the Infield. A
crackerjsck club is expected by Sun-
day. All communications should be
addressed to W. W. Cantrell, care M.
K. & T.,-Temple, Texas.
Senior Endeavor Program.
Belton, June 25.—An enjoyable pro-
gram will be rendered by the Senior
Endeavor society of the First Chris-
tian church Sunday evening at 7
6'clock, with Miss Vcrda. Jarrell as
leader. All young people are cordially
invited to meet with this society.
After the prayer meeting there will
be an Important business meeting and
all members of the society are urgi'id
to be present.
Surgeon General Urges
Rat Killing Campaign
(Aftftoclated Preii Dispatch.)
Washington, June 25.—-Calling at-
tentlon to the discovery of "bubo 0
plague in several American and Mt
can gulf ports and renpwiflg vr
ing regarding the Introduction of th#
plngue from Metlliei risimun po. .j
which are known to be Infected, Sur-
geon-General Hugh S. Cumrnlng today
urged communities throughout the
country and especially along the coast
to Inaugurate rat extermination cam-
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