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MOUNT CAR MEL, PA., THURSDAY EVENING, of a Prohi-bition, Bepub-Mean a in hi SHE High School Girl, Made Furious by Apparent Deser tion in Time of Need, Uses Revolver with Deadly Effect Lucy Doughtman, 18 years old, sweet and comejy and a member of the sophomore class of the Bhamokin high school, sent a bullet crashing through the brain of William Klinger, of Locust Gap, and then sent another into her own districted brain. William Klinger went to Bhamokin last evening on a coal train and hur ried over to 211 S. Vine st. to the home of the girl with whom he had kept company for a number of months. He did not enter the house, but called the girl to the front gate, where a spirited conversation took place. The mother heard and knowing something was wrong called the girl into the house. She bad scarcely closed the door when two shots rang out In quick succession. A brother of the girl grabbed his shotgun and ran to the street. There lay the bodies of the two young people. The man, who was 22 years old, was dead with a bullet in his right temple; the girl had a bullet in her left temple and was unconscious but still breathing and died in a few minutes. The revolver, a 32, was still clutched tightly in the hands of the girl. Later examination of the gun revealed the fact that but two cartridges had been in the gun, and both were used with such deadly precision. Miss Doughtman was a member of the sophomore class In Bhamokin high school and it is reported to have been the leader of her class. When she graduated from the grammar school last J une a year ago, she was the leader of her class. She was bright and beloved by everybotly with whom she SHI ra HOMES came in contact. The young man was one of Locust Gap's best known and most popular young men. He was the son of George Klinger, and was well known in Mount Carmel. His body was brought to his home and will be buried from there. He was a member of W. O. No. 231, P. O. S. of A., in Mount Carmel. It is reported that a letter was found in the pockets of the yoilng man which asked him to come down at once and demanded reparation for her wrong, saying that as she had loved him in the past, so she hated him now, but want ed an honorable name for her offspring. It is also reported that Miss Doughtman had told the girls in school yesterday that she would be married soon. A young man friend of Klinger spent an hour at the station in Bhamokin last evening waiting to warn him not to go near Muss Doughtman, as he had heard she intended to shoot. It Mr. Klinger had gone down on the passenger train instead of the, freight train he would have met this friend and might have saved the enactment of the terrible tragedy. The story Is a sad one. It tells of the trust of a bright young girl in the love of a man, and how apparently that love was being crushed under the burden of neglect until the poor brain wandered and lost its bearings, and the terrible deed was done. There is evidence that the young man did not intend to desert the girl, but seemed not yet ready to make-the only honorable reparation for the wrong he had done. The girl feared exposure and took execution into her own poor little hands. of feeling situation, est banks cities their central the tion discredited and and city follows: with large also examiners. among outside feeling solutely the banks country. are day that cert Well "The due to the and of such city have among opposite proportion collateral manufacturing, ations and but material

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  1. The Daily News,
  2. 24 Oct 1907, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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