Homer Barnes

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Homer Barnes - XO. 78 TAIt.T AJCtS 8CTOAr EXQCTItER XSTEBED...
XO. 78 TAIt.T AJCtS 8CTOAr EXQCTItER XSTEBED AT-C1-UNXATI P08TOTJCE AS KKCONIkCLAU MATTKB, HUlsboro Woman Iilurdered; Husband Held on Suspicion After He Tries To End Life Of ' Is Pii-r-c- Ii Re-j reciAj. DirT a to tbs axqetase. HUlsboro. Ohio, March JS. WKh the "d M?ly M Mv ot Mr- Homer Barnes. 43 years old u found ; b3" neighbors to-day in a room In her t nome n , ;ter. ha home here. Her husband. Homer Barn. rs old. proprietor of a picture thea- haa been arrested. Ha la beta held t ' on suspicion. The finding of the body of Mr. Barnes led omefn to charge that- Flarnea also ' murdered John Moses, merchant, who mutilated body waa (found in his store I ; here last Tuesday. The rear of Mom'i rear of the Barnes ; store adjoined she .theater. j i When arrested Barnes t found un-I der a haystack near; the edge of town. i " attempted to arown htmseir, but evidently lost hi. nerve and swam out or the pond. Bloodhounds have arrived ! from Ioveland, Ohio. ' They will be held here until Barnes reveals his actions for ; the - hours preceding the murder. j Fjnrnes was arrested by-Deputy Sheriff i 8ehwelnsberger and taken to the office j of Marshal Walker. He refuses to dis- j cuss the murder. . 1 j Official believe Mrs. Barnes was mur-: dercd about II o'clock this morn'm. Her j husband was found at 1 p. m. Neighbors : It.ti that Kl rm Urn w-m -. 1 4 only a short time before she was mur dered ' No motiv; for the killing- of Moses or Mrs. Barnei ha been found, but it la believed that Barnes was worried over financial affairs. He frequently bad com. plained that he was losing money due to- war conditions sjid the . prevailing epl demic oS Influenza, -. Several theorlea 'had - been advanced, owing to' the fact that Moses was KwS.T discredited by authorities. ' " ; ... i Crowds gathered In' tha streets to- night, and It la feared that if Bannes confesses having murdered his wife he will be lynched. When the body of Moses was found last Tumliv Detect 1 William Nlmmo and Harry Barnes, of Cincinnati, were placed j n the case.. f 'Detective Barnes stated that upon ex-. smlnlng tha store of - Moses he noted, footprints leading- from the rear of thej store to the rear of the adjoining theater. : but that when he took the matter up with j local authorities his clew waa disapproved upon the ground that Barnes waa a ' prominent buslnesa roan and would have no reason to commit the crime. ; Another motive advanced for the mur-;iJ der of Mbses was. robbery, aa the cash.1 regmUT hsd been rifled. This motive : has 'been discredited by many, however, , ow'cig- to the fact that 90.Z3 in money was found on Moses's body, and liberty ; bonds and fl.H in war saving stamps that "were in the atove had not been taken. . Authorities refuse to comment on the killing of Mrs. Barnes until a detailed) (atemnt can be obtained from Barnes. 1 -tin a!' j . , ' ' ' ; ; To With Senate

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 19 Mar 1919, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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