Assassination 5

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, Tfca alarv Af tha fvii Am of thia t f a la aim ply a story of treacherous murder, of plot and counterplot, ot the grim argument of the bullet which la the only argument of the Ignorant mountaineers who are born to carry out the feud their fathers started- started- and to transmit the hatred bo their own offspring. The most tragic of all the murders wss the killing ef Governor William GoebeL When shot from a window In the capltol at Frank fort three years ago, one of the most sensational sensational and mystifying chapters In the annals ot crime and) politics was added to the al ready crowded roll of the Blue Grass state. Goebel's career waa la many wars an extraordinary extraordinary one. He bad revolutionized political political methods la Kentucky and had Just com out victorious In a hotly contested rsce for Governor. Naturally, he had bitter enemies in public life. but. although, the gaaa of politics Is notorious . for Us seriousness la Kentucky, many were loath to attribute this coldblooded coldblooded killing of the Governor-elect Governor-elect Governor-elect to political political rivalry. There was mystery surrounding surrounding the deed from the very start- start- Done in broad daylight, la the central square of the city, at a -time -time when the eyes of the public rara r.nfpiitiinin hla ttrttm nrK,l'. nnw derer nevertheless eludedi detection.' There were many theories regarding the crime, and the running it down has played a prominent part In subsequent Kentucky politics. Not. however, until sow has conclusive proof been brought together by the prosecution prosecution that has definitely fastened) the guilt on AB mait'a ihnitliiUri fur . 1 r K tr w Tim Howard has long been suspected of Goebel's murder snd has been committed' to prison for lt- lt- his first trial was lacking la sufficient evidence to proclaim him unequivocally the murderer. But his second trial, occupying the greater part of last month, has supplied the former missing clews sad witnesses through which he has boea proved at last the perpetrator of Kentucky's most famous crime. Whoever Is familiar with the criminal

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  1. The Inter Ocean,
  2. 10 May 1903, Sun,
  3. Page 32

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