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I ' THE
MURDERED AND MORTALLY WOUNDED
Three Victims of John Haslip's Dclibcr
ate Revenge. The First, his Wife,
is Dead, the Others Mor
W WIRE 0!t(E MARSHALL (HARACHRS,
Planned and Executed By a Jealous Huiband
Upon Thote Who Alienated Hi Wife's
Affections. Every Shot Struck its
Mark. The Murderer A Prisoner,
Regrets His Crime.
Stirred by jealousy, urged on by t evince,
Jolm Haslip went to n rooming house on West
Sixth 'trcct In Kansas City, Wednesday nf
ttniomi.and thcre.shot anil killed his wifc,and
alo very seriously wounded Charles llarrcr
and Maud Mitchell, n a result of pistol shots,
from which their recovery is tloitbtfnl.
The man, w ho now behind Ihc bars awaits
tti.il for the dclilicrntc murder of his wife, was
loin and raised in Saline county,' Wing the
ctiofJ-c Haslip, who lives twelve miles
suilh r.f Marshall. Jno. Haslip is 14 years
old, for ccral years he worked for Conway
II10E at tin ir stables, nnd later served nsbus
driver for llrowtut Haynic.With a reiutatiou
while here of being n steady, reliable hind of n
quiet and unobtrusive disposition, those who
remember him as such, will learn with regret
of his unfortunate and evil end. Haslip was
a red-headed individual of medium height,
hoc facial features were prominent and of nil
unattractive turn; his life has nlvvays b.-en
thit of a stable hostler and horse trainer.
The woman killed by her own husband was
tlic daughter of "Hill" Drown, .she having
rnarrkd Haslip when living here, though her
paretitsat present reside in Armourdale.
STORY 01' Tlllt SIIOOTISn.
Iladip visited in Marshall last Spring, re
turning to the City in April and re-entering
the employ of I'red l'latt, liveryman. I'or
fevcral months after this.hc and his wife lived
peaceably togcthcr,so farns domestic tranquil
ily had ever existed Jn their home, when a
Butti.il agreement of separation rante about.
About the first nf Novcinler, a reconciliation
wasiffcited, but the friendly relations resum
ed, ere not lasting, and 011 Wednesday. I las
lip Wiex ing tnat his wife had again deserted
hira, driven mad by jealousy, plotted not only
to dc.il revenge u)ou the woman, but upon
otben whom he thought were implicated in
MARSHALL, SALINE COUNTV, MISSOUHI. NOV. 17.. 180U.
sepiratiug them. Securing a gun at his
boarding house, he started in search of her,
liclicving that she was living with n man
named Charles llarrcr and a woman, Maude
Mitchell, whom he thought Instrumental in
taking his wife nway.
Kitidlng the three together, Haslip turned
first upon his wife; firing nt her with deliber
ate aim, the bullet struck her in the tight
cheek, tbtowlng her to the floor. Stcpplug
close to her fallen body, he placed his revol
ver at her neck, the ball passing through the
bcart,prodticcd immediate death.
Hut this was not enough in the violence
nnd insanity of his passion, to nllay his im
pulse for revenge. As Darter attempted his
escaj e, he was twice shot by Haslip, once In
the side and then in the thigh, which how
ever did not prevent his escape. Maude
Mitchell the third occupant of the room, re
ceived the last cartridge from his revolver, in
the region of the lung.
Having accomplished his aim, Haslip at
tempted his escape by means of the fire cscac
but was captured by some of those who were
rushing to the scene of the shooting, and soon
alter taken to police headquarters by officers
of the law.
Doth llarrcr and the MiteheH woman are
daiigeiously hurt, it being given out at first
that their wounds wclc moit.nl. As it stands.
Haslip doubtless awaits trial for murder in
the first degree. When queried by reporters
after Ihc affair, he expressed gteat regret that
passion had led him to such crimes, but de
nied forcibly that he was temporarily Insane,
Mating that neither his parents nor family,
had ever been threatened with insanity.
Amount of Marshall's Mail Matter.
LIVE STOCK NOTES.
During the mouth of October, the postmas
ters throughout the country were Instructed
from department headquarters to keep a re
cord of the amounts of different classes of mail
matter, passing through each ofiic:. Post
master Jurdcii uf this city, during this specif
ied time, tabulated the following results:
h'irst class" matter 740 pounds.
Second class mutter, postage paid 1419
Second class matter, free in county, 037
Third nnd fourth class matter 433 pounds
Government free matter 14S ouud.s,
Total, 7209 pounds.
Of this total 65S6 pounds were railroad mall
matter exclusive of star routes, as follows:
Kirst class 770 pounds.
Second cla m ostnge 919 pound.
Second cl.v.s ficc in county 803 pounds.
Third and fourth class 428 pounds,
h'oralgu l.S pounds.
A. Uauslwrgcr, of Salt Springs, was on the
Chicago market, Monday with two cars of
cattle that brought 5.10.
Kohl, l'.vanf, of Salt Springs, was also on
the Chicago market Monday with four cars of
cattle that brought 5. 15.
Jas. A. Orr, of Salt Springs, had 38 cattle
averaging 1145 upon the Chicago market last
Thursday which brought fj.Sj.
Taylor, Lower Dros. it Hess, of Imgwood,
sold five loads of native Mccrs at $5.80 that
arrived late 011 the St. Louts market P'riday.
D. I'. McClure,' P'nirville, was on the St.
Louis ni.itkct with 74 steers 1,104 pounds
average sold at $5.70 to Swift & Cotnjiany,
Trttesdcl & Adams were on the St. Louis
market with 1,407 jiouud steers from Mar
shall, that were lutight by Nelson, Morris
Si Co., nt Sj.Hj, one day last week. They
also marketed two choice 1,775 ikjuihI bulls
Rolf t Gran marketed 1,334 pound steers
from Marshall, that were sold nt j.fio to
Swift & Company In St. Louis Thursday.
Rolf ,V Ornu, Marshall, marketed 1,431
Hund steers nt $5.95, in St. Louis last
Thursday, sold to Swift & Company,
J. T. Thorp, Nnpton, marketed 991 sutid
yearling steersat $5,511.11 St. Units Thursday.
George V. Null, owner of the Klin Lawn
stock farm, held his annual Poland-China
hog Nile at his farm near Odessa Tuesday.
Sixty-five head were sold bringing $1350.
The highest price paid was $112. The sale
was attended by stockmen from nil over the
the countty, but the prices were very low.
' I). C. Walker was in Saline county Thurs
day last. He says he saw the finest bunch of
fat cattle over near Slater that he has ever
seen. The cattle are of the Polled Angus
breed, and there arc nlsmt too head in the
herd. He says the cuttle are leatities nnd
will weigh from. 1500 to 1000 pounds. The
owner icfu-isl an offer of $0.40 jcr hundred
for them. Armstrong Herald.
Willard IS. Merry, lllackbuiii. and Mar
garet I!. Kite, Miami.
Jacob llnxiks mid Stella Smith, Orcarville.
Lie Davis and Nora Thomas, Illackburn.
Ollie Dooliau and Lillian Morris, Wnvcrly.
K. 1). Murphy, Preston, Texas, and Myrtle