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JELOflSY , < \ fUeattt Peofle Are friflctols in f ilierW Traieiiy, MBRENDLllprKILLSARlVE Her Husband Also Wounded But 1 , yfot Seriously — The' Wife Charges Him With :\ ' Unfaithfulness, Went Wheatfield township is consid- erftbly stirred up over a tragedy which : Oconrred-at Wilmerding last Saturday J night because two of the principals 'in the ansavory affair Were raised in • that community and have many rel- „, atives there. •• " •'-•'• -„, Jealous of another woman with " Whom she believed her husband to be ' on terms of too great intimacy, Mrs. Minnie Breudliuger on Saturday night ' , shot and wounded her husband, Hugh ' Brendlinger, and then killed Mrs. • Laura Rabright. The shooting was i the result of jealousy Mrs. Brendlinger having met her husband and Mrs. " Rabright walking together on the * street ' The Brendlingers and Rnbrights are neighbors. The families have been * acquainted for a number of years, Vbnt not intimately. . , "* • Mrs. Brendlinger, who did the ••* shooting,-is the wife of Hugh Brend', linger, a car inspector at the Ponh- * Bylyauia railroad shops' at Pitcairn, 1 where he has been employed for about * nine years. The dead woman was the wife of Frank Rubright, a par builder in the Pennsylvania railroad shops in the same town. Mr*. Hrendllnirer's Crime. The shooting occurred about 9:25' o'clock Pedestrians on the avenue saw a man aud Woman walking rapidly toward the viaduct and saw a woman hurrying after them. Before they could understand the situation the"woman following said something to the man and fired twice. The first .woman was Mrs. Rabright, and with '- her was Brendlinger, The-woraan following was Brendlinger's wife. -The first shot struck Brendlinger inu*the left Jeg. Tbe second entered Mrs. Rubright's head, back otthe left ear, passing through the base of the brain and coming out in her mouth. She sank to the ground and died almost in-- stantly. The shooting created considerable excitement, as the street contained a Saturday night crowd of '- shoppers, Ghlet of Police Day en' port placed Mrs. Brendlinger under arrest. She lost complete control of herself and was hysterical. Brond- linger was 'also arrested, and both were taken to the Wilmerding lookup, A where they received medical atten- ' tion. ' The Brondlingers went to Pitcairn i from near Garfiold, this connty, about *' nine years ago. They have been mar' " ried 17 years", and have two boys. Mrs. Brendlinger, whose maiden name was s ~ Iiiohteufels, comes of a prominent ''J* family- Three of her brothers are em- k J ployes of the Pennsylvania railroad at Pitoairn. They are: Joseph H.,a rate olerk, a member of the school board and,formerly a school teacher; Philip H., assistant foreman in the freight shops, and a member of the borough council, and John F. Llohtepfels, a oar inspector. The three Liohtenfels were seen ut tbe home of their sister, mrs, Breudlinger Sunday night. They talked freely of the shooting. Their Btory is Htibsttintiall'y as follows: .For • about three years Mrs. Brendlinger i-*®^ "jhas Bjiupeoted her husband of paying Attention to Bother women. She first became suspicious when she found a letter torn in fragments. This letter ehe pat together and ascertained that hep hosband had written it to a young WQman iu Gettysburg. Later she ao- 7 onsed him of paying attention to other women, but he stoutly denied it. Some weeks ago she was told that her husband often visited tbe home of Mrs. it-during the day, and she en- J gedDeteotive Roger O'Mara to fol- 5? him, with a view of confronting him with the truth if he were in the Wrong, and then telling him if he did not mend his ways she would institute ^fvoroe proceedings. DeteOive O'Mara was working on the case when the scooting occurred, Worried Herself Slob. Joseph S. Liohtenfels said his sister fead worried herself sick, over the alleged conduct of her husband, and tbat she would not go to bed in the evenings until he returned home, often aj } and 8 o'clock in the morning. He laid hit) sister WAS taken sick two weeks ago from nervousness, and that a physician had attended her siu9e. then.* JohnF. Liolrtepfels, who lives 'on tbe second SOOT of the Brendlinger liouee, said that on Saturday evening «, the eldest son of tbe Erend- ira, oame home and informed his that he had seen bis father ,, Rabright get on » train a _ time before, Ihe mother left the lie laying tbat she intended to fol- JHter Uaebund, and see if he, really in. company with Mrs. Rabright. * 1o Wilwerdipg ou a steet his Wife had always been faithful to him/ and that she had always Worked . itt his behalf. He said she helped to 1 save the money that built their pretty iittle buff brick home, even aiding in drawing the plans for its construction. He saia she was a home woman, and that there evidently Was some mistake. Deputy Coroner W. J. Campbell held an inquest into the death df Mrs. Rubright. B,rendHnfi[ttr testified that lie met Mrs. -'Rubrlght on a car coming from East Pittsbarg. He. said they got off the car and were walking toward the viaduct when his wife an- proaohed them and said something he did not understand and then shot twice. He said that after the-shooting she said she wanted to die and wanted him to die with her. The husband of the dead woman testified that his wife had gone to a bank at East Pittlbnrg to deposit some money. He said he never had any reason to suspect his Wife of doing anything wrong. Other witnesses testified that Mrs. .Hnbrighfr was conscious a few minutes after the shooting and said tnat Mrs Brendlinuer hart shot hen Deputy Coroner Oainp art ill held Mrs. Brendlinger for murder and her husband as a witness. ' POINTS ON PEOPLE. Mrs. Iddo Le,wis, of Rossiter, is visiting friends in town. Miss Margaret Martin visited her cousin, Miss Dora Hagerman, over Sunday. "•• t -'""» Si!n! 'T!!! Jordan MoCombs, telegraph operator at Blairsville, was a visitor in town yesterday. Misses Louise Ritchie, of Blairsville, and Mary Laney, of Homer City, spent Tuesday in town. Mr. D. M. Oaldwell left last evening for Philadelphia to purchase his sto'nk of spring clothing. Mr. Porter McGee, who had been visiting friends in Homer City, returned to his home in California on Monday. Mr. John D. Aukney, of Elderton, and Miss Clara Carney, of White dug The "action large A has Works begin vitrified town Gaire, with on to owners new half known Brick - A it is at ! It Blairsville new large on Monday Leasure, was on was him, For mile have J. township, left on Monday for Denver, Colorado. Misses Mary MoKnight and Lizzie Sohnrr, of West Ohnroh street, left 011 Tuesday morning for a visit to Atlantic City. Mr. Olark MoKalip, of Braddock, came home on Friday for a short visit with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McKalip. Miss Mertilltt Harbison, Of Wilkins- bnrg, is visiting her Anna and Mary Swing, of .North Sixth street. Mr. Thomas White arrived in Indiana on Saturday for a 'week's visit with his parents, Judge and Mrs. Harry: White. Mrs. D. A. Hetrick, of Ohurnh street, visited her mother Mrs. N. J." Wilkinson, of Blairsville, from Thim- day until Saturday. ' Mrs. W. S. MoKee, of Blairsville, visited the families of R. M. Wilson and Mrs. Stadtmiller, of town, on Monday and Tuesday. Mr. Jesse Palmer and his family, of Blaoklick. left on Wednesday of last week for Missouri, where they will make their future home., Miss S^ellie Goodell, of Johnstown, spent Sunday with her mother, Mrs. Sara Goodell and her aunt, Miss Bell MoLain, of Fifth street. Mrs. Jacob Allen, of West Newton, returned home on Friday from a week's visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dennis Gamble, of town. ~ Mr. Lawrence Hasinger was up from Pittsburg to visit his. parents, Mr. and Mra. John Hasinger, of Wayne avenue, ov«r Sunday. Mr, Herbert Long, who has been working on a diamond drill in tho eastern part of the county, came home on Saturday for a short visit. Misses Myrtle and Susan Evans returned on Thursday to their home in Johnstown after a visit with the family of Evan Evans, of Brushvalley. Miss Winnie Johnston returned on port, in this the Misses , ttie Misses ^ and I at being Mr. is and of 17, Thursday to her home in Delmont after a Week's visic with the family of Joseph Hines, of Mitchell's Mills. Mrs. Theodore Kueohtle, of Jeau- ette, returned home on Snriday from a visit with her parents, Mr. aud Mrs. Harry Fleming, of West Ohuroh street. "Miss Lillian Wissinger, of West Indiana, who had been teaching at Heola, Westmoreland county, arrived home on Friday for the summer vacation. Messrs. J. Wood Clark and Franklin Sttusom, two of Indiana's most prominent Democrats, attended tbe state convention of tbe Unterrified at Harrisburg yesterday, 2*s*te*- y i»'-- V-\ Mr, George A; Cunningham is home from tbe University of Michigan to spend his spring vacation with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Cunningham, of Wayne Avenue. . Mr. and Mr. W-. A. Soanlan and their three children, Eleanor, Leroy aud Earl, of Johnstown, attended the wedding of Mrs. Bosnian's sister, Miss Annie Gompers, on Tuesday. Mrs. Lincoln Wadding, of Johnstown, who bad been visiting her mother, Mrs. Maria Snyder for a week, went to Homer City ou Thursday to visit friends before returning home. Miss Martha Niohol. of White township.' will leave on Monday, April of ,„,„„,., „„_,._,_.__ a revolver Ihei' JwotSw'e room »on the saoond ^ . t of Police Daveuport, said -he had met the by chance, and knowjug 4jo4 tor along Airbrake Sibrighfe toM *bf 88, for "Pasadena, California, where she will join her sisters, Eda and Grace, who have been in tlie west tor some time. The three will, return together about the first of Jane. Mrs. L. K. Young and her daughter, Georgia, of Pittsbarg, after a two week's visit with Mrs. W. H. Claw- sop, of the Indiana House, left on Monday for Hdmer City where they will visit Mrs. William Robertson and Mrs. Delia Edwards, Paul Tiffany, Wendell Thompson, John and Robert Button, Meacte Marshall a»d Poa Getty oowpQsed a fishing part? that operated at Twoliok aB4^oweraity w Monday. Jd^flur*

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  1. The Indiana Gazette,
  2. 20 Apr 1904, Wed,
  3. Page 9

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