The Daily Milwaukee News, Milwaukee, WI 3 Nov 1863

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The Daily Milwaukee News, Milwaukee, WI 3 Nov 1863 - Homicide in Grant County. From the Grant County...
Homicide in Grant County. From the Grant County (Wis.) Ilcrald. - On ThuWday eveningof last week, a man named Thomas E. Lloyd, of Defiance county, county, "Ohio, arrived at Beotown and called Mr. G. Lampson, the postmaster,'to the door, saying he had some private business and not wishing it known that a stranger had comej to town. He told Lampson that Dr. H. L. Tawney of that place was living with his (LloydV) lawful wife, and that he wished to call there for some property property of his that the adulterous parties had taken with them and were now in possession possession of. Lloyd said he wished for some citizen and the constable to accompany accompany him as evroence that all was right. Lampson refusedjto go, saying "some difficulty difficulty may arise," and asked, "Are you armed, Mr. Lloyd?" Lloyd said, "No, only with a sort of half worthless .pistol, but Dr. Tawney is a coward, so there is no danger," or words to that effect. It was then so arranged that Mr. Halloway and Mr. Wells, the latter a constable, should go along with Lloyd. They went to Dr. Tawney s house about nine.o'clock, and, knocking, were invited in by the Doctor, Doctor, whoJsatd, "How are you Lloyd?" when tho latter said, "Where is my wife?" the Doctor replied, "In the room abed," whereupon Lloyd raised his pistol and shot Tawney, tne ball entering about the liver and lodging,5n the spine. Dr. Tawney Tawney fell to the floor mortally wounded- and died the third day about 11 o'clock. Immediately after the shooting, Lloyd turned to the constable saying, "I'm at your service," and was thereupon taken before Justice Rockfeller, for examination, which was postponed till morning. The next morning, tne excitement being very great, it was thought best to send the man 'ti Lancaster to await the fate of Tawney, when, if he should die, Lloyd would be, examined on a charge of murder instead of attempt to murder. A partial examination examination was had on Wednesday before Esquire Burr—District Attorney Mills for the state, Barber for defendant, but by agreement, agreement, the itrial was postponed to allow parties to (tend to Ohio for witnesses, Lloyd.going to jail.' Mr. Lloyd appears to be a hard-working fivrmer, and no doubt a man of consider- able'fortune'; he'has been a justice of tho peaco for many years, and may-op a goal enough citizen. He had been the husband of Mrs. Lloyd for-about-twcnty years, all of which time till since June fast thev have-lived together, whether happiiv i.- to be proven. They have two children, one* a son. lit; speaks well in general of Mrs. Lloyd, exi-opc tor going away with Tawn«y, Tawn«y, ana says that some mouth* or years ago she took to smriuiali.-m rind reaiing books on the a'anities—of free love heresy, an.l ihat she seemed pur— ticularly devoted to the idea that marriage is but legalized prostitution. tirms to be the prime She, however, denies such principles. She woman and quite int< noy, it is agreed by Lloyd and his wife, was a good physici n, and ahvavs conducted conducted himself well enough, except with the women. lie was fur a time 1 a deacon in the Baptist Church, but went off to live for a time with the wife of the minister of the same church to which he belonged. The doctor, fe'dingthat he had the worst This he> af- cause of her ruin, her conversion, to ia a good-looking iliisnt. Dr. Taw- , . - of tlU> bargain, _sanvnuereJ her un lo tlu prt-aoh'T, alter living with her some four months in Dany county, Wisconsin, and returned to his otrn wife, she granting him full jmniou. Dr. Tawney, at the time he took up with Mrs. Lloyd, loft a wife and four children in destitute circumstances circumstances and for unjust cause, except that she had fewer attractions than Mrs. Llovd. lit*'! IV 1» t * »l VI 4. tHjUV/HCJ VII (I II i'll^. 1JXUTU. H C , V ;w probably a respectable adulterer . • * . *i , , , , in many cjises, and would doubtless soon have left Mrs. Lloyd for some other, but for the shot which Lloyd gave him, and tvliieh may prove the means by which one or more families are to be saved from disgrace, by which assertion, however, we are not to be understood as justifying the murder. Dr. Tawney was having a good practice at Beetown, but was not pretending to Baptist practice or example. Living or Dying. From the Journal of Coimnorcr. Real estate holds its own very well in comparison with gold, and the fame is

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