attempted murder by albert leisey

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attempted murder by albert leisey - VOLUME 84. NO. TRAGIC FMI)ING Of j OUTING...
VOLUME 84. NO. TRAGIC FMI)ING Of j OUTING Bullets for Wife and Her Lover Startle a Merm Picnic Party. LIVES SKID III POOR illl EDWIN LEISEY, SUSPECTING HIS WIFE OF UNFAITHFULNESS, FOLLOWS HER TO KIDGEWOOD WHERE HE FINDS HER IN COM FAN Y WITH HARRY GOOD HE SHOOTS BOTH AND THEN WALKS TO READING AND SURRENDERS SURRENDERS HIMSELF TO . THE POLICE WHO ESCORT HIM TO PRISON WOUNDS MAY NOT CAUSE DEATH. Angered beyond endurance at the rumored actions of his wife, Laura, Edwin Leisey, aged 40 years, residing at 531 Wunder street, made a desperate attempt to kill her and Harry Good lier alleged lover by shooting yesterday afternoon. Leisey a few hours after ward surrendered to the police, to whom he told of the occurranne, iv. tftg most nonchnierit and unconcerned man ner, and now is in jail with charges of aggravated assault and battery with intent to kill, against him. His wife is in the Reading hospital with a ser ious wound in her head, while Good: vvlio has two ugly bullet holes In the tlthy part of his left arm received private treatment from a physician Mrs. Leisey and her five children the oldest 19 and the youngest 6 years f age, went with a party of excursion jsts on a day s outing to Ridgewood park, a short distance below the city, Leisey did not accompany them in the morning imt told his wife that he would come to the woods in the afternoon. At J o clock in the afternoon he look the train to join his family and upon arriving at the picnic grounds at once joined in the festivities. His wife was nowhere to be seen, but he did not pay much attention to her absence for some time, thinking she was with party of friends in another portion of uiu woods. CHASING THE "DUCK." Shortly before 4 o'clock while en jraged in a game of ball with two of Jus children, he saw his wife coming crw me road with a kettle in her liand. She apparently did not see him, t - huugh she passed close to where he was, and, going up to a keg of beer. she lilled the kettle and started to walk away again in the direction from which she had come. This aroused Leisey's suspicion that all was not right as he had on a number of occasions heard thta his wife was unduly intimate with a man by the name of Harry Good, who bears an unsavory reputa tion. PROMPTLY OPENED FIRE. He followed her and behind a clump 'i nusnes. some distance from the main party, saw bis wife meet Good. He Slurried up to them and when but a few feet away drew a revolver from his hip pocket and fired two shots at Good, the bullets taking effect in his left arm. The woman screamed and tried to interfere interfere when Leisey raised the gun at lier and pulled the trigger. The ball vnlored the left side of her head above the ear and passd out below the lower lip. J he woman fell to the ground and in a short time a number of friends who Had heard the shots, gathered and made her as comfortable as possible. After the shooting Leisey walked away, and, although every nook was searched no trace of him could be found. GIVES HIMSELF UP. News of the attempted murder reached reached the city in a slant time and detectives detectives and officers of the law hastened to the scene. The search was again renewed, renewed, but without finding Leisey. While this scene was going on in the Woods another was being enacted at the station house. About 7.45 o'clock as Patrol Driver Sehetler was sitting on the sidewalk a stranger came up Franklin street and engaged in conversation conversation with him. After exchanging several commonplace remarks the stranger told the patrol driver that his name was Leisey and that he had shot ins wife and Harry Good. The oflieer at once placed Leisey under arrest and took from the prisoner's hip pocket the revolver a 32 - calibre, Iver & Johnson iUter which he locked him up. TAKEN TO PRISON. J he officer then notified Sergeants Jirown and i'eiter, who went to Leisey'! cell and ouestionod him about the af fair. He repeated the story told Driver Sehetler and asked that he be taken to Jail at once. Sergeant Brown went to the office of Alderman Houck, where a warrant charging Leisey with aggra vated assault and battery with intent to kill was sworn out and handed over to Constable Kreider, who served it on the prisoner. The constable and Ser geants lirown and Peifer then took their prisoner to jail. Leisey was employed by Aug. C. "Wertz as a driver and always bore an excellent reputation. It was also learned learned that Leisey some months ago had his wife and Good arrested on charges oi adultery. , L in A

Clipped from Reading Times31 May 1899, WedPage 1

Reading Times (Reading, Pennsylvania)31 May 1899, WedPage 1
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