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 - TOOK FIVE LIVES. Clinton Jordan Commits an...
TOOK FIVE LIVES. Clinton Jordan Commits an Awful Deed Near Seymour, Ind. After Murdering Hl» Wife, Her Aged Parents and Her Sitter, the Pellow Puts a Hnllet Throve;* / Hta Own Heart. AN INDIANA. TBAQKDT. SEYMOUR, Ind., Nov. 87.—Clinton Jordan late Saturday night shot and killed Josiah Foster, his father-in-law, Mrs. Foster and their daughter, Miss Cora Foster. Ho then stabbed his wife, who was trying to defend her parents, and finally shot and killed himself. FOOT years ago Clinton Jordan, 21 years old, married a daughter of Josiah Foster, with whom he has never lived happily. Last week they separated and she returned to the home of her father. Saturday night Jordan met his father-in-law and accompanied him home, contrary to the wishes of the latter, who feared, trouble. Jordan promised to behave, but soon after his arrival at Foster's home he began a quarrel. Foster then ordered him out of the house, when Jordan fired at tho old man, but missed him, the ball striking Miss Cora Foster aged 17, iu the head, killing her instantly. His second shot hit Foster in the head and he fell, but he soon rose and ran about half a mile to the home of another son-in-law, William Powell, where he fell and lingered uutil late in the afternoon, when ho died. Jordan then turned his revolver toward Mrs. Foster, his mother-in-law, shooting her in the neck, the ball ranging downward and causing a wound from which she died. Jordan 's wife attempted to defend her mother, and ho stabbed her repeatedly in the breast, hands and face, and ended by shooting her through the head. Jordan then opened his vest, and placiug the revolver against his breast j sent a ball through his heart He I dropped dead, falling across the dead ' body of his wife. The pistol was placed j so close to his breast that Jordan 's i clothing caught fire and was literally i burned off him, the skin dropping from : his body when it was lifted

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  1. Fayette County Leader,
  2. 30 Nov 1893, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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