Chatt accident invol mansltr

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Chatt accident invol mansltr - I - 7" C. Davenport and E. C. Abbott of...
I - 7" C. Davenport and E. C. Abbott of Craigville, Charged Wjth Involuntary Killing, .BfuUFFTON', May 1 Investigation of the fatal automobile accident near Chattanooga, Ohio, on Monday night, In which Jacob Walchle, a farmer hear Berne, Ind, was killed hen the automobile of Daniel Kaehr. a neigh bor with, whonftfae was rldlns, tc'ded with another Jford car, disclosed the fact that the second car belonged to And wa, driven by Edgar C. Abbott, aged II. of Crtlsrville. and that his companion on the fatal trip was Clsude DayeiVort, 15, another Craigville Craigville resident, They were arrested by Sheriff Henry Oehrett, of 'Vtells county, Ohio, who wrivea nere arttr ttiem t noon to day and returned them to Cellna. t appear tiefor. Mayor Scanlon. along witn Kaehr, to answer to charges of involuntary manslaughter. When they were arraigned this aft ernoon all three ejttered pleas bf not guuiy ana ineir cases were continued until Ma 10thr with bond Hied In each case at 15.000 Davenport and Abbott p - omptly gave bond and started home lth their attor.e;, P. W, Oordon, of this city, and twa automobile loads af friends who accompanied them. Confld.nce wa, expressed on every hand, after the stories of the two Craigville young men was heard, that they will be eionerated. Both are married, and Davenport la the acting postmaster at Craigville, a son of Dr. P. Davenport, of that place, while Abbott U employed there as the driver of a truck for a creamery firm He la a aon of the aged D W. Abbott, a re - tired tT. B. minister. Abbott and Davenport readily ad. mltted that they were th occupants of the second car tn the collision, but gave a different version of the accl dent from that told by Kaehr They said that at the time of the collialon their car was standing tUL on the right side - of tiie road, with UghteJ purnina - . na mat notn or them had got out of the machine for a few min utes ana aid not see Kaehr's machine approaching unULJuet the moment of the crash. They denied running away and leaving Kaehr with his dead companion, companion, 'but erilatned that It was necessary for them to go to a farm house and secure a crowbar to straighten a bent radius rod, and to have held from thren wttneswa who arrived on the acne to get their automobile automobile out of ihe ditch They said tney waited also until ICaehr and a resident nearby got a lantern that they might read the number on the Abbott machine. They - eald the - r did not know Walchle's sack had been, broken, but thought he simply was lolling bsok in the machine dead drunk. They saia me reason tney refused to give their names wa, because Kaehr re. fused to give his name, as slso did witnesses 'vno. arrived at the machine whoae nanvs Uavenport eald he asked because Ka'ttr admitted In their lenca that he. Keahr. waa In fcl.m. for the if eldest Kaehr at1 Jis In Jail at Cellna this evening of missing the tate tax ads. national quota the waa week,

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  1. The Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette,
  2. 02 May 1918, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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