Robber Suspect Suicide 1/12/1918

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Robber Suspect Suicide 1/12/1918 - $75,000 FKDKKAt. OX C4MI' FTOfSTDX CASK: J-...
$75,000 FKDKKAt. OX C4MI' FTOfSTDX CASK: J- OFFICJAI.JS VOKKIiV(j, M o n with Snicidc of Ctiptuin \VliistIcr R«vca].s .Murderer of Ifoiir at Camp FunstOH. in the Miss ,i _ i ( s p e n t ·Miss R u t h t l l e - Mrs. . Post-Dis-!" ljeTe b?r °'' c Ule m u r d e i ot f o u r lll.T I til I,-,1 r-r Sabna. Kas., Jan, 14. Craig, age 18 years, ol Malonia, Kas., attending school at the Ottawa Uni-i versity, is tho girl to whom Captain Whistler addiessed his n o t e , iust fore his suicide, · according lo Mrs.' Whistler, the divorced wjfe of t h e dead a i m y captain. 'Mrs. Whistler ; f.aid t o d a y her lormcr husband had | long acted queerly and insisted last , ; year that she secure a divorce or he ter, Mr. would kill himself with chloroform! today which he constantly carried. She was "accordingly granted a divorce decree. | Mis. Whistler insisted loday Ihat a I large quantity of stolen money had been found in Whistler's room at Camp Funstou. friends nick spent elly - . today Camp Funstou, Kas., Jan. 14--That Captain Lewis E. Whisler .obtained all probably ? 7 5 , 0 0 0 in the robbery ot the bank at the cantonment', j a n d the attack on the filth, is the oflicial estimate today. The theory is being advanced t h a t an accomplice Tilad'e wa l-Ticndish murder. A suit case which ,?' . , . , . ''. at Ms cleslc ' in the «""·' .y w i t h Ine money while ler rotmned to his quarters alter the .Whistler kept in his quarters is miss- jing and the invesligatois" on the theory that an accomplice carrier! oway the money in this. Mrs for Mrs. ' , . , I . ily in advertising bank examines and mil,-| nUes worked all o Sun-, day (Checking the accounts and i t is thought that a statement will be made| tonight. Accountants lepresentiu^Mrs. the owners of the bank have been r o fused permission to check the b o o k en-j u o t i l - t h e official check is The condition of Kearney Wornall, j a cashier oi the bank, was leportetl as i r i .,- _ and t h e a t - Dr C . A . Wolfe ,, « . , i n g physicians state t h a t his ch.ui- ..,_.. i ,,«*. ~i ,. w^n-^ ,.,i*« ,, i^«.,j^,a ,,,. T .·.*!_ T._-I_ bldjc. bar- s,ol- and Camp Funston, Kan.. Jan. 14. -- 'C'a-nt. tewis Ti. Whistler ol "Salnm. luonriing Black haze Kan., who is understood to have ro) bed t h e A r m y Bank al the n.ilionai ·army camp F i i r l a y ni.aht. and lo 'killed l o u r men and i n j u r e was f o u n d dead here late Saturday. Captain Whistler killed l i i m s r l f 'using a regulation service rille. lie f-hot himsPll twice in the head The first bullet glanced and the second 'entoi ed" the brain. C a p t a i n Whistlei l e f t a nolc addressed to a woman which lead: "I have been t h i n k i n g of - - | _ K. Black ^*' ' i upon A important Wilhelm, a m i ting s u i c i d e for a long time, but shortly flames for m m u - . Thousands o n e d at they be- | rowed two nevcr had a good reason Yesterday f w e n t out and made myself a re:i- 'son " Captain Whistler's body was f o u n in his office. Where Captain Whistler had washed washed hiraselt Friday n i g h t there was f o u n d m a n y splotches of blood. A table in the room was smeared wi-th blood* and two blood-soaked towels were found. Captain Whistler it is said, boriow- ed two hatchets Irom a supply company company late Fiidav and Saturday he bo)- e His suicide came ! after a general order that all captains Horn partment disuess American apparently .-ibout sent. amidships is report to have their finger prints mu- b u t a | Captain Whistler's suicide T l i climax to an investigation began g a t n r d n v morning when Kerney j nail of Kansas City, the only suivivor o'clock basement lo of five men in the bank robbery, Friday Friday night, told authorities that the lobber was an army caplain whom he The S d t store weather, Mr. recognized. However he had not di-|the vulgod the captain's name and has j above been unconscious since he gave the years, one biief statement. of : 3 0 attend by-me. any' ty- A handkerchief saturated with blood was found by searchers Saturday near the place where police dogs put on the tiail losj; the scent. Nearby was found thirty'fl bills and a canvas cap such, it was said, as is worn by soldiers. soldiers. The money was not bloodstained. bloodstained. Wa-rnell said when he recovered consciousness consciousness he lound his hands were not securely tied aud managed to free himself and make his wa- from the building Woinell was discovered by a sentry ·wandering about the camp. The sentry sentry called upon him to halt and when Wornell did not obey, drew closer.- He discoveied Wornall was covered with blood and gave the alarm. Wornell was taken to an infirmary and a detail sent t o the bank building. The four bodies were found and the military police notified. Winters received four or five severe severe cuts on the head and lorehead. 'Hill and Jewell were beaten about the head almost beyond recognition. Ohel- son was apparently killed instantly by a blow on the foreheul wilh fie bljule of the axe. AX American waters all department K H K lormer tico of prisoned charges nection There Chamber in the Trust ccis Cigars.. pay , ~r.. Co.

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  1. The Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune,
  2. 12 Jan 1918, Sat,
  3. Page 6

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