Julius S. Petty murder/suicide
SLAYS HIS WIFE AND HIMSELF Julius Petty, Maddened by Jealousy, Shoots His Pretty Wife. THEN ENDS HIS OWN HFB. Awful Crime of a Husband in Shasta County. Special D!sr*teh to The Call. REDDING. Sept. It— Insanely jealous cf his young and pretty wife. Julius Petty, last night at Harrison Gulch, sent a r!J1e ball through her body, and then, placing the muzzle of his weapon to his forehead, blew o-^t his own brains. When the door cf the room in Green's Hotel was forced the body of the murdered woman. in^hfr night clothes. lay puddled In a sanpuinary pool upon the floor. The husrands husrands corpse was in a sitting posture, where he had propped himself in one corner corner Hefore he kil!r-d himself. Petty was employed as tool sharpener by the Midas Gold Mining Company and the couple wera guests at Green's Hotel. Tuesday night about 9 o'clock they retired retired to their room. Soon after the other guests In the hotel heard the couple quarle'.ir.g. quarle'.ir.g. Then there came a shot. Several Several rr.en started for the room, but before before they reachc-d it there was another chot. The tracedy had been enacted. It was a grewsome sight the men beh<='d beh<='d irben they entered the room. Mrs. Petty had retired and was lying in bed whrn ;h«- quarrel arose. Petty nad evic. evic. ntly placed me muzzle of his rifle near hi* aife's right s?ide and fired. The bullet bullet passed throuph her body. emrrRing from the l^ft side, just back of the heart. !:i her death Mrugglf- Mrs. Petty evidently evidently turned toward the front of the bed and then fell upon the floor. Petty, stepline stepline to the comer of the room, fat down *¦• hind the door, placed the muzzle of the :;;ri squarely between the eyes and pulled •:.. trigger. He was still breathing when discovered. Julius Petty was the son of J. S. Petty 1 Js;o. (He learned the trade of tool harpesins in his youth, and became exi exi WI at his trade. H«r found re<id;- emptojrcnent emptojrcnent in the b!g mines in this iiorthern iiorthern .--c-ction of the Siat-;. Pettv prospered. and some years ago decided to make his i. me at Harrison Gulch. He wooed and \ D Iona Yeakcy of Heading, but tnc union was not a happy one and the iliv. iliv. :<<> court foon t^p.irated the l!!-mated l'bea IVtty derided to wed ac-ain. He courted thr pretty daughter of Miner Urown of Ic-f). TheT were married. It ¦wa<. not loriK before Petty became Intensely Intensely jealous of hi* handsome wife. So marked was his conduct that many su«-pected su«-pected him of being dtinrntod. But no 1 ¦ e ever thoupht h^ wouid be g-uilty of - rime. Recently Petty underwent a" dc rere surerioal operation, and some persons ' elieve that this may have unbalanced his mind, and led him to slay his wife and himself. WhlJe employed In th<» machine shops of the Mountain Copper Company at Keswick Keswick several years asro Petty attempted f-uicide by heating himself on the head with a pair of iron tongs. An fmuest was held by Judge Markham. Markham. The bodies will be burled at Igo Tr-morrow. Trag-edy at Night That Startles the Guests in a Hotel In the Mining Town of Har- rison Gulch.