27 Dec 1893 Prosecutor Hultz

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27 Dec 1893 Prosecutor Hultz - y WILLIS:. Sullivan People Reprobate tho Slayer...
y WILLIS:. Sullivan People Reprobate tho Slayer of Hultz. GEEA.T THEOU& AT TEE PUBERAL. Tallc of Mou taw Subsides—Sympathy All •with the Assassin's Victim—Threat* ot - the Murder**—Tramps Taken Down ft Peg at Hartford City—Knoi Will Know Her Insurance Fupr*Uve» x o 3Ior»— HooAier Items. SuiilTAy, Dec. 27.—There was a larfri crowd in town to attend the funeral of ei- Prosecutor Hultz, and the feeling is so intense against tbe ex-sheriff that a mob;w»* feared as an outgrowth of the funwaL Special deputy sheriffs continue to guard the jail. Bui the words of Rev. Garrett.lri his funeral discourse at the burial of Eulti *eem to have had the desired effect, and ths sentiment in favor of mobbing Lena "Willis seems to have disappeared. All «*• loonsTvere closed during the funeral All danger is considered past, and United States Marshal Hawkins, who was in charge of the jail, has left for his home in Indianapolis. ' His Act Generally Beprouatod. There could hardly have been a more radical change in public sentiment toward a man than has taken place in tKis instance. "When Willis shot Hultz several months ago, finding the latter.in a compromising position with Mrs.-Willis, people justified him. If Hultz hod died "Willis •would not have suffered for tbe act, and as it was,he was not even arraigned for the .shooting. But now the genera! opinion seems to be that Willis should be hanged for his cowardly act. Mrs. Hultz, who died a year ago, was a cousin of Mrs. Willis and during the former's last illness the latter was at the Hultz home almost constantly. .. It was then that thefintimacy between Mrs. Willis and Hultz began. A few days ago Mr. Bays, One of HulrzV lawyers, was talking to Willis in regard to a compromise, by which Hultz was to pay $1,000,' which had been arranged for through a life insurance scheme. The ex- sLeriffi refused. He said: "It's not money that I want. He has ruined my home and I xvill hold the judgment over him as long as h© lives. I will follow him to the end of the earth and to his grave." Mr. Bays knew that this meant a tragedy and warned Hultz to arm himself. Hultz said he had never carried a pistol and would not begin to do so. L>cftd >Iiiu'd sfother Prostrated, The dead man's mother is prostrated with grief. She' says: "Will may have done wrong, but he was always a good boy to me. He was all the support I had in the world. Poor boy, I feared this, but hoped Willis would not hurt him." John E. Lamb, of Terre Haute, has been retained by Willis for his defense.

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  1. Logansport Pharos-Tribune,
  2. 27 Dec 1893, Wed,
  3. Page 17

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