Elmer McComb named in murder trial of Erie Mullicane
Younger Sister of ErieMullicarie ; M Banker "H8 Used to CaU Her Up Every Day," Clara Bays, Keferrlng .. . . to Elmer McComb Matter of Oirl'i Acquittal ; '. - ( - - .!J - : - '.i Is Quartion of Hour.f v ,1.03 ANOELEa. July SO. - Erie a.iwiino, gin motner accuara or murdering her few - hours - old baby, must spend another week - end In prison. ...... . . ... i, Krle's freedom Is conceded to be only a matter of days. The seate la making no effort to convict her. But the prosecution haa started andj develop Clara' testimony regarding the red tape of the law defttftdsTblm. . that U must build up Ita case and finish before the Jury can formally free the young woman. The state haa paused In Ita perfunctory prosecution on several oc casions la ask the court to dismiss the ease."! . Will GO to Jaw. Superior Judge Kouser. however. hat held that It la the province of the Jnry, not the prosecution or the court, to hold the girl blameless. Dr. Lewis Webber waa on the witness stand at the court closed Ita session today. Dr. Webber testified aa to the young woman's physical condition at the time her child waa born. All symntsnna, he declared, were to Insanity. - ine name or w. Elmer MoComb. Whom Krla alleges to be the father Tif ner dead LaW; wes'brousnT Into the ease but once during the course of the trial - when Clara Mulllcane, "tha little sister" waa on the stand. Clara, who haa been adonted bv Mia. Angela - G Kaufman. Erle'a wealthy benefactress, said that Erie went to Los Angeles, aya Bete Leved Hlae. ' Erie loved Mr. McComb. I know," Clara .aid. "He used to call her up every day when the was to 111 just nerore she left Lebanon." - . McComb la an official of the lead Ing bank' of the Missouri town and also a prominent churchman. No attempt waa made to demand his presence as a witness, or to It Is expected that the cat will be - eonc.ludud next Monday, - Court attaches predicted that It would be oerore the, Jury for only a matter pi minute a, Hten Xrie - Cleea Wm - - LRBANON, Mo, July 10, Elmer Mcuomb. named aa "the man" by Krle Mullloana, ' on trial In Los Angeles for the murder of her new pern Baoo. was found here today by a correspondent for tha Kansas City Post, according to a copyright siory to oe printed by that news paper tomorrow. . McComb, leading banker of this section and president of the Cham ber of Commerce, tad been reported la MSie r - v - IT - . The banker came Into . Lebanon 8aturijayjbaBk.whaU bAdheea done to Miss Mulllcane. - He has oeen hiding in the Osarks, according to the newspaper. McComb left Lebanon as mysteriously at he appeared. Me declared .hit Innocence of the charge made against him by Miss Mulllcane, and stated he was ready to face trial, "I hope they free her, for I feel she Is Insane. McComb said.