Baptist Deuster in Hawley, PA

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Baptist Deuster in Hawley, PA - : Straagely Ideatlfled. Nearly two year aro a...
: Straagely Ideatlfled. Nearly two year aro a farm band murder ed a shepherd in one of tbe distant precincts 01 uermany. ine muraerer. In order to ee- . cape the wrath of justice, fled to America. Laet September -be sought and was gtrea work by Baptist Deuster, a farmer living near Hawley, Pa . bat-the realization that ha was a murderer, and the fear of "being captured and sent back To the scene pf ai"i crime so preyed upon bis mind that els ae-1 tions were the comment ot Deuster' amllyv - l All efforts to ascertain from him the eaaao of his singular actions weie nnsncoaaafnt. -the miy reply to tbelr Inquiries being: "I bave bad a-great sorrow. 7, ,The other day 7. Mr. Deuster sent the young man to a neigh-.' boring house on an errand.- The hired mat , . knocked on tho door ot the house, and it rw as opened by a lady, Tbe man stepped . inside, tne lady threw op ner nanus, ana. . stcgering back InUv a' chair, exclaimed la German: "MyGodt the man who killed the shepherd." The man tunfetl pale, but , quickly - gaining his composure. Instantly transacted his business and departed. The next morning bis body was found banging to a beam in bis :room. The neighbor's ... wife called soon afterward and told the -. story. She was in Germany at the time of the murder of the shepherd, and had aeeu " the young murderervery often, but never -knew Ida name, Soon ato- she left Ger- ' i rtanv for the states.i She never forgot the fjice cf the murderer, and instantly reco,;- -rjized it on the jnoruiug of their meetlag. .

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 11 Jan 1884, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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