3 KILLED; SCHOOL GIRL CAUSE
FARMER SHOOTS TWO OLD NEIGHBORS AND SELF
Paupores, Minn., Jan 13.—David Craig, 57 years old, and Sandy Rogers, aged 60, both farmers, were shot and killed by Harry Reelly, aged 35, a farmer living near here, who then committed suicide. This is the conclusion of the authorities, who found the three bodies.
Reely was said to have been infatuated with a 16-year-old school girl, and objected to the attentions paid her by Craig and Rogers, who were single and lived together. A few days ago, the authorities claim, Reelly, in a letter to the girl, threatened to kill Craig and Rogers unless she discontinued her association with them.
The young girl alleges she visited the two bachelors occasionally simply to cheer them up. They were old men, she thought, who appreciated a young visitor occasionally. Reelly's parents reside near Paupores.
The bodies of the bachelors were found at their home, while Reelly's body was found near another neighboring farm house. All three men had resided in this vicinity for more than 20 years.
Ward County Independent, 1/15/1914