Tow Brothers

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THE WM. H. KILLING OF THE TOW BROTHERS. Both Deaths Said To Re the Result ' of Premeditated JIarder. Special to Ths Indianapolis News. Bedford. Ind.. February 24. The killing of Marlon Tow last week, near Bhoals, recalls the murdfcr of his brother Henry, la this county, four or five years ago, the lr'H'nir of the former, nvtklng. two of the Tow brothers who have been murdered In cold blood. The impression which has gone out. that the Tow family is composed of murderers and bloodthirsty men, Is erroneous. The - - News oorrespondent has been personally acquainted, not only with the Tow brothers, Albert. Henry, Frank. Morton and Thomas, for thirty years, but also the father. Leander Tow, who. during his tfe. was considered a man of hla word and a friend to all - i In fact, no man stood higher, nor was more respected for his good qualities than Leander Tow. He did some years ago, of cancer. The Tow family waa born and reared near a little town ealsld Bryan t - vllle. seven miles southwest of tfiXa city: town was noted for r?s share of law - defying citizens. The Tow family naturally became accustomed to talcing care of themselves wnen necess - y - ae - manded. but the members were never known to do anything would cat any such reflection on the ramiiv. Henry Tow, the first brother - to be killed, was .found dead In a hallway of a drug stor et Mitchell. He was trustee of Marion township, been elected by e. good round majority. In wnicn ne overcame a heavy Republican majority. Tow annt the day orev.ous to his murder tn Radford, returnlnr to Mitchell In the vminr. He had been riding a man named Moore, who was acting marshal of Mitchell. Tow had a daughter who was receiving attention from a young man named Baas, and they marr ed, despite the protests of the rawer. J. n:a raueu to neaj tut uitii, and in time the most b.tutr feeling was engendered between the two i ami lies. After ttfie murder of Tow both B - iae and . . amum - a1 n 1 tv.. m - M foiimt gu.lty of manslaughter, Bass receiving four year ennoe anu muw Bo waa released last fall, but Moore still has about one year, me aiuing or the second brother '.a denounced as a cold blooded affair, and no one seems to tnina that the murderer will be successful In pleading s if - defense. . . ' - . ' , i . i

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  1. The Indianapolis News,
  2. 24 Feb 1897, Wed,
  3. Page 9

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