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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 14, 1915, NOON EDITION, Image 13

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TO AVENGE :HUSBAND'S DEATH, "MURDER
WIDOW" .REVEALS LIFE OF ENFORCED SHAME
Picture of Mrs George B. McEl
heney and the picture postcard which
she gave to Roscoe Hornbaker "as a
joke," and which started a flirtation
that resulted in unbridled love,
threats, jealousy, deadly hate, and
finally murder. Mrs. McElheney as
serts that when she gave Hornbaker
the postcard she said: "Is this true
on your route?" Hornbaker insists
she said: "I wish I lived on your
route."
Paola, Kan., April 14. One of the
most remarkable stories of illicit love,
deadly hate and sudden death mur
der ever heard in this country has
just been unfolded at the" hearing on
a charge of murder of Roscoe Horn
baker. A woman, in an effort to solve the
murder of her husband, told of illicit
relations with the man she now ac
cuses of the killing.
The wife of the accused man is
charged with having' aided her hus
band to force his love on the "other
woman."
An innocent girl's romance is
stained, perhaps shattered. Her wed-i
ding day had been set.when.she was
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called as a witness, to affirm or deny
the charge that she had had rela
tion with the murdered man.
The prisoner in the case declares '
it is a "small town" frame-up be-
cause he once stuck by a minister ac-
cused of unlawful relations with a
girl in the town. r
On the night of Oct 4, 1912, Geo. A
B. McElheney, postmaster of Louis- t
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