Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana on September 6, 1896 · Page 10
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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 10

Logansport, Indiana
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Sunday, September 6, 1896
Page 10
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_1 IiAYBEAD IN A POOL. PRETTY DELLA HUTCH1NSON WAS CRUELLY MURDERED. JACOi: KOOKKS A WKALTIIY I'AHSlKIt CHARCiKU WITH THK «I!I»1K. HelicTCU that llfl -SplrHoil lift .Vivuy ,l»nd tUou Killed Her Hint II" illicit Jllde Aiiutltor Crlnju—Fuiinil I'.v >» Blooithoumt. • C HIM 15 that will go down in the history of Allen county, KiUiHiiri, as oue of the most brutal : and atrocious ever ' committed within her borders is the murder of Miss 'Delia Hutchinson, which took place •presumably on the Qight of July 'J. Jacob Rogers, a young farmer living near Humboldt, is under Hi-rest charged with the murder, >.'Jul tho jail at Jols, where liu is confined, is guarded night and day by armed deputies to prevent a lynching. The story of the tragedy is complete, cave guard. The county attorney introduced considerable evidence of a strongly criminating character. Tho story ot tho long search and finding of the body was told, and the druggist from whom -Rogers purchased the poisons made his statement. Several persons were round who could testify to having seen Rogers going out, from Humboldt in a wagon with Delia Hutchinson late in the evening that she disuppcard, and that he was seen as late a? 10 o'clock that night near tlic place where the body was found. -Tbo girl's father testified, but seemed to take but little interest in the case. As it WHS only necessary to introduce enough evidence to establish a presumption of guilt, the hearing was brief. One surprising feature of the case not brought out in the preliminary trial was that the county attorney had evidence that Although Humboldt was thronged \vitli rxciteil men on the day of the preliminary hearing and violence was feared, the talk ot lynching did not take any definite form, and the prisoner wa:.;" convey eel to lola without any demonstration. That night, however, a fanner, who lives east of. lolci. was driving homo about 11 o'clock, when ho met nearly 100 horsemen coming 111 the direction of lolu. One of the men HEAYEN LOST .TO HIM. NEWTON CILKISON SETS UP AN EARTHLY PARADISE. UJIS OHIO KA11H Ti;j(XKI> GAKOKN or i.vro A P»tli«tla Story of tli» J>«!B(I Tliut Hm DoraiiRea IHi4 llliiiil — WMpiioil lllii Sou lor Tolllne '•<• Sui>p"««'l ''I"—TIio Uttle rollnw »l»il. the part that can only be supplied !>>' the one who took the life of the girl. Rogers steadfastly maintains liis in- nocenco, but a chain ot circumstances connects him with the crime. Delia Hutchinson was the 17-year- old daughter of Joseph Hutchinscu, a carpenter and house-mover ot Humboldt. Several years ago his wiCc iliod. and since that time the girl has earned her living by SPIT ins as a domestic in the families living in and near the town. In appearance she was a comely girl, slight in build, with blue eyes and light hair. She was good-natured, confiding and weak-willed, but had always borne a good reputation. She had been making her home in the family of Grocley Rhineliart for aver a. year. One day early in July she was taken, at her request, to Uio home of Jacob Rogers in an adjoining township. Afterward she wont to Humboldt. and on Thursday night, July 9, mysteriously disappeared. Search was 'liuletly instituted and kept up until the. following Tuesday without avail. Posses were organised and telegrams were sent to officers in adjacent counties and even to distant cities, but still sothing was heard of the missing pirl. As 1 a last resort, a bloodhound tint belongs to the Anti-Horse Thief association was secured from Earlton, Kan. The dog was given the scent ;rom one of the girl's cast-off slippers jnd taken to the place where 'Delia Hutchinson was last seen. With unerring instinct the bloodhound followed the trail and led the officers cast of Humboldt several miles, then, struck off through the brush toward Cole creek. Cole crook had already been followed Cor miles by searching parties, but had not the keener instinct of the dumb detective been called into requisition the sluggish stream might forever have kept its awful secret. The bloodhound bounded headlong through the thick underbrush, and in another instant was rushing excitedly backward and forward opposite a pile of brush that had been thrown into a shallow pool in Cole creek. The deputy sheriff vvho . held the hoimd tied the restless animal to a tree and with a dozen men . waded into the water and quickly removed the brush. Weighted with a stone and shockingly mutilated lay the body of the missing girl, and wired to the bodj" and also to a stone was the body of a new-born child. Not far from the Whitney ford, en the bank of the creek, the remains of a accosted himwith the question: "Where is the rest ot the mob?" The f arm or n-ado reply that they were late, in coto- iiig and advised the men to wait where EMORSE for having whipped his son to death ninny yours ago and tlio Jinn belief that he will uever inhabit thccelcstlal regions have caused Newton Gilklson, a farmer living a tow j miles from Mans- j Held, 0,, to build j for himself a "heaven," in which he j says ills spirit will live after his death, Newton—or "Nowt," as country 1'oik call him—is about 70 years old. He has lived on his little fnrm of forty acres a. long time. Thirty years ago he accused his son of having stolen some trivial article. The boy denied it. "Newt" thrashed him so severely In an effort to make him admit his guilt that the boy died. "Newt's" son was buried it was AS A MURDERER. Colonel Gllbnrt Wan Arl-entoil l!<?ciiui« u Quite a sensation was created at Wabash, Ind., the other night by the report tinit a mi»» named Samuel Jenks had biscn murdered. He had been seen in company with the real estate man, Colonel II. A. Gilbert, who suddenly left town the day before, He did nol come for dinner nor sujjper uml a searching party went out after him iibout 0 o'clock the next morning. A son-in-law of the missing man, living six miles west of Wabasli, arrested the supposed murderer, brought him to \Vabnsh and he was lodged in jail. At 33 o'clock the next morning the iiiies- ing man walked into tho city from another direction. He became temporarily mentally unbalanced and walked to La Fontaine, a distance of twelve miles. Colonel Gilbert was released. MARRIED IN HASTE. Jtmimrkublfl Case ot Lovo ™t Firm Slfflit OulclclJ Culminate* in Matrimony. 6nc evening recently Irwiu T. Barrett of Louisville visited a roof garden in New York with a friend named Walters, who is a. resident of the umpire city! Barrett's father, a, banker, died two months ago, leaving the young man a fortune of $25,000. While the two gentlemen were sipping their wine on the roof garden Miss Grace- Russell, a pretty young actress, who has met with moderate success, entered and sat s so - -- -he had not stolen the ar- down.: tho next tale,» compay tide. The father's remorse and grief unbalanced his mind.- Secretly one night ho went to the graveyard where the boy had been buried and removed the metallic casket to his home. For seventeen years bo kept the casket under his bed. on acquaintance. The city friend of Barrett was known to Miss Russell and introduced the young Kentuckian, who was install ...neously anil badly smitten with the charms of the fair Grace. The two entered into lively Barrett growing more JACOB ROGERS. fire were discovered. The ashes were sifted, and among thorn pieces of corset stays, hooks and eyes and remnants of other articles of feminine attire were found. Circumstances pointed so strongly to Rogers as the perpetrator of the crime that ho was immediately arrested and placed in tho lola Jail. Rogers r.-as the first one to give the alarm that the girl had disappeared, and the mun- ner in which he did it was most peculiar. Talcing a bundle of her clothing that had been left at his house to her lather in Humboldt, he demanded that she be brought back and the charges made against him cleared up. It was brought out at the preliminary examination of Rogers that he had last been seen with her in Humboldt in the evening of tho night on which she disappeared, and later in the same -aigl.it parties' had seen, him In company with . her In a wagon near the place where the body was found. .Rumor had for some time coupled the names of the two with a scandalous story. It was afterwards learned that Rogers had purchased poison and other drugs in '. Hnmboldt on' Wednesday. The news of fbe finding of the body and of the arrest of Rogers spread like wildfire and excitement ran high. Ominous threats were heard on every side and the prisoner was put under beavv DELLA HUTCHIN30X. they were. Ho then drove leisurely homeward, but, instead of putting up his horse, he took another road and inudo all possible speed to Tola. He aroused Sheriff Charles Ausherman. told him what lie had seen, and ad- visctl t'ue instant removal of tho prisoner to a place of safety. The sheriff immediately summoned u. half dozen deputies and had them take the prisoner out "into rhe b-.wh." while he remained at the Jail to await his visitors. But nobody came. Jacob Rogers is about SO years old. He is of a line family,' the, Rogerses being old residents of Allen county, well to do and highly respected. They set- I'.ed in Kansas in ISliG. Both his father iiiitl mother are living. Jacob is married, has a wife and one child, a daughter, almost as old as the girl with whose disgrace and death he is charged. Kis wife was a school-teacher in Allen county for a number of years and bears an excellent reputation. Rogers admits having been in Humboldt' on tho fateful Thursday, and does not deny the purchase of strychnine, as testified to by the druggist, j though he insists it was for use to kill rats, and he also admits that he was ; out all Thursday night. He denies that ho was with Delia Hutchinson that night, but says that he left town with another man, both drunk, but ho does not say who the other man was. According to his rambling account of his night's ride, he and his drunken friend drove east from Humboldt, and as the night advanced they went to sloep in the bottom of the wagon, leaving the horses to carry them where they would, They lay in a drunken stupor until about 4 o'clock in the morning. Rogers' companion went his way, and Rogers turned the horses' heads toward home. His subsequent action in carrying the clothing of the dead girl to Humboldt and demanding that she be found and that a denial be had from her own lips of tho charges she had made against him, are, to the average citizen of Allen county capable ot but one construction. A close watch was kept over him from that moment until the finding of the body of 'Delia Huteblnson, bloated and in an unspeakable state of mutilation in Colo creek, and his arrest 'was not a surprise to anyone conversant with the facts. KMCUO tlio \Vom»n'n Hall Team. The bloomer girls, a Boston, female ball team, arrived in Elk Point, S. D., the other day. They were warned not to play on Sunday, but disregarded the KEWTON GILKIXSON'S HEAVEN. was found. The township authorities Vinci more enamored every moment, un- took the casket away and put it again in the place from which it had been taken. A few days later the grave was again empty. A second time the authorities took it away from "Newt's" home, and again the - crazed farmer brought it back to his house and placed it under hie bed. This was repeated several times, and finally the authorities placed a guard day ?nd night over the grave. Several years ago "Newt" began to build his heaven. He is a -well-educated man and a good botanist His farm was admirably adapted for tho work of a landscape gardener, end "Newt" soon transferred his place into a beautiful park. The house is built on the summit of a hill. Through the hollow oelow flows a clear, sparkling brook, shaded by tall sycamores. There arc several natural springs in the vicinity and the soil is remarkably suitable for flowers and shrubs. From the house to the brook Is a broad flight of steps, on some of which crosees are carved. In the little valley stand several dead trees. From the springs on the hill •water flows through pipes to the tress, making beautiful fountains and keeping moist the soil around. In summer time the little valley is carpeted with ' beautiful plants and flowering shrubs. "Newt" knows the order, and at the end of the game were ' ^ani^i names of all his specimens taken in custody .by Deputy Sheriff Car-j and the j^millcs an d orders to which tor and nis son. The crowd attempted j tncy bc j ong as well as any follower *« vniojisn them, but the officers hurried ' „„ T.ir,r,<.oua T-Tn nnint.s flowers very to release them, but the officers hurried them into a wagon and started ior iho courthouse. A mob of nearly 500 followed, filling tho air with tlieir missiles. At the courthouse a message was sent 'for a justice of the peace. Before he arrived another rush was Blade by the crowd. Deputy Carter was overpowered and his son severely injured in the seuifle. The girls were hastily loaded into a wagon, and before re-en- forcements could arrive were driven across the county line. Tho players subsequently left for Iowa to prevent an attempt to return them to Elk Point. Outside a Methodist chapel in Sheffield, England, 'is a board which regularly displays the name of the preacher and his subject for the 1'ollowlng Sunday. Recently, following the preacher's name, the subject for tho 'next Sunday was given, and a cordla' invitation, thus: You will be heartily welcome. '"Playing the Fool." — Exchange. he astonished the young woman by asking her to marry him. Miss Russell, after some maidenly hesitation, and with the assurance of Walters thai young Barrett was an eligible parti, blushingly consented, and the whole party at once repaired to the home of the nearest resident clergyman. There the knot was tied, the time-table of the extraordinary affair being about as follows: At. S p. m., RIVERSIDE CYCLING CLUBHOUSE: No. 527 BROADWAY. A Rest for Weary Riders. OFFICERS: lDiCXT, .10.1. KHKIS. VICK-PHKSIBKKT. K. W. SilN>TSH, SlintXTAHV, ClJAS. (illANT. TnK.vsiHiKii, M. W. Or.KSXHiiN. STRWAHII. C. A. Siui-;-. All riders over 15 years of ago Initiation fee S I. 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TAYLOR, Graduate Optician, GRADUATE: 's Scliool ni Optics, o Optbalinic College. of Linnaeus, He paints flowers very well—that ia, as botanists paint. Tho children for miles around are afraid ot "Newt." Once he caught a youngster cutting a fishing-pole in his paradise. The youngster was thrashed, and since then children have kept away from the grounds. "Newt" has selected the spot where he is to be buried. It is marked now by a big mound ot earth and a stake. A Wicked Trump- Just as a Mount Sterling family had sat down to dinner and while the head of the family was saying grace a hungry tramp stole the pan of biscuit out ot'the stove. Moral: You should watch, as well as pray.—Winchester ' T -'" v Democrat. MRS. BARRETT. Miss Russell entered with Mile. Liski, ,1 dancer. At 8:03 Walters had introduced Barrett to Miss .Russell. At S:05 they drank claret lemonade together. At 8:07 they fell in love with each other. At S:13 tboy were talking of getting married. 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