The Beaver Herald. (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 5, Ed. 1, Thursday, July 16, 1908 Page: 6 of 8
The following text was automatically extracted from the image on this page using optical character recognition software:
to DeaKMn wUh
CHICAOO. T h I s Is tho
strange Btory of tho lovo
of u matt and a. buy.
Tho iiinu was a inuslcinn
and hopeless Invalid. Tho
boy was no kin. Hut tho
boy loved tho man ho that ho forsworn
Ills own mother to run away with him.
And when tho moment enmo that tho
man could stand hl pnln no longer
alono In tho woods bcsldo tho lako tho
boy lay down bared his broant to n
dagger and waited with eloaod eyes
whllo tho man nought his heart.
Tho boy died. With shaking hand
tho man plunged tho kulfo Into liln
own breast but his utroko failed to
llnil a vital spot.
Hours later soldiers nt Tort Sheri-
dan found "tho man wandering and
gibbering nnd clawing at IiIh bloody
breast. They took him to tho hos-
pital nt tho fort and strapped him to n
cot. It wns not until daylight camo
that they paid much heed to his unit
terlngs and tho writing that ho
scrawled upon a slip of papor.
Thou when they followed his vaguo
directions they sought in tho woods
nnd found tho body of tho boy cold
nnd stark tho llttlo tenso lingers still
clutching nt tho shirt that ho had
bared for tho blow.
Tho boy was:
Knobel Walter 12 years old son
of Mrs. Mary Knobel 735 Undue avo-
nuo. The mnn:
Amnnn Henry Uudolph 13 years
old 1012 Otto street.
Horo nro tho letters thnt 'tho man
nnd tho boy wrote during tho period
of 3G hours thnt they wandered to-
gether through tho north woods pluck-
ing flowers cnllng roots and nuts nnd
talking of their resolve to quit tho
From Walter Knobel to his mother
and to Kdward Martin:
Chicago May 15 'OS. Good-bye Mr.
Mnrtln. 1 want to bo with my father.
Toll mothor. Farewell. (Not tdgnod
but In boy's handwriting.)
Krom Amnnn to 1'dwnrd Martin:
Mr. Fiedler has no faith In mo any
more I am going to end it .nil. My
brothers In Germany will pay all my
Krom Amnnn to Hermann Kiedlor:
My brothers In Germany will pay all
1 owo you. Good-byo. I am going to
end all. H. It. Amann.
In Amnnn's pocket In two hand-
writings: Plcnso bury us In tho same grave.
Everything wns ogalnst us. I do not
want to llvo without my father. I go
with my own freo will. (Signed)
On matchbox In woods:
It Is bin mother's fault. She is a
In tho morning nbout two o'clock
Amann wns found wandering as if do-
monted near tho olHcorB' quarters at
Kort Shorldnn. Ho was challenged by
Private Sago of Company I) who wns
on picket duty.
Tho Guard advanced to flud Blood
flowing from tho man's breast. He
hurrlod him Into tho hospital and
called for assistance. Tho man was
unnblo to siioak because of weaknoss
from loss of blood nnd motlonod for
papor. This Is what ho wrote:
I'leaso get my boy 200 yards north-
east or tho post nt Shorldan.
Ho whlspoicd Incohorently about
killing tho boy but no ono bolloved
tho story until morning. Prlvato Sago
determined to Investigate- and went to
tho spot designated.
Horo ho found tho body of a 12-yoar-old
boy under ft troo lying In n pool of
blood. Ho Immediately nollflwJ tho
! Ii It W I MM! !. J
i Life Ratb-
to Wbonj M
officers of tho post nnd tho man who
was then unidentified wns double
sttnppcd to his bod for fear ho would
Tho story of tho murder nnd at-
tempted suicide In all Its details wns
told by Annum first to Lieut. Frank
Qrllllu hospital surgeon nnd Inter to
tho coroner's Jury llo begged for a
knife that ho might fulfill tho suicide
"I was up ngalnst It nnd sick and
discouraged and determined to end It
all Tho boy would not leavo mo and
wanted to go with me. Wo wandered
two days In tho Moods and nlong the
bench nnd llnnlly agreed to dlo to-
gether" ho said.
"Wo wnndered and tnlked nbout the
people ihvo saw. Mon and women
seemed hnppy nnd walked to and fro
nnd wo watched them. I had tnlked
about leaving tho world nnd told tho
boy to go back to town whero he
would llnd friends.
"Ho said 'I will go with you nnd
whero you go' and I tried to slip away
from him ns ho played In tho sand. Ho
saw mo end followed mo.
"Wo watched tho peoplo going by in
J nutoinobllos. Wo woro hungry nnd
turned away from there to go Into tho
woods. I was tired of llfo and discour
aged and could have gone Into ono of
tho bathhouses and killed myself.
Pluck Flowers In Voods.
"In tho woods nnd nwny from the
peoplo wo gathored llowors and I told
Id in the Latin nnmes for tho flowers.
"I found n specimen of Trillium
Grandlllorum nnd explained how rare
It is and compared It with tho other
and more common trllllum which
grows in abundance
"Wo had had nothing to ent since
Tuesday and pulled roots and shrubs
to stay our hunger. It camo night nnd
wo slept In tho woods until it began
to rain. Then wo went down to tho
bench and curled up under a wide
cornice of ono of tho houses.
"Wo lny on my coat for n pillow but
tho boy woko up nnd was cold. We
walked until morning and went to
Lnko Hluff where wo wroto and mailed
three letters telling our filonds we
would end all.
"Friday wo walked to Lako Forest
and then back to tho bench by Fort
Sheridan. Wo saw peoplo and they
woro well dressed nnd happy. Thoy
rodo In automobiles. Wo woro hungrj
nnd went ftom tho bench into tho
woods ngnln. Walter wanted to go
down to tho lako nnd jump In but tho
water wns too cold.
Talk Over Good Times.
"We tnlked It nil over again nnd
tnlked about all tho good times wo had
had together In our trnvols. Wo talked
about Pennsylvania nnd Colorado and
Salt Lako City nnd Its big lake and
"Thou wo wont up to tho rlflo rnn&o
whoro tho boldlers woro practicing.
Wo hid In tho bushes and tnlked about
dlng. I told him If ho would lend wo
would run from thp bushes out In
front of tho (argots when tho soldiers
tired and dlo there but ho would not.
"I don't know just how long wo
wnndored nfter that but it was night
and wo kept hid. It enmo daylight
again and wo heard voices of men nnd
womon noar us and I thought they
wore hunting us.
"It wns warm and wo wcro tired nnd
lay down to sleep. Wo talked it all
ovor again 'nnd I urged him to leavo
mo and go to his friends. Ho throw
his nnnB around my nock and credo
and said ho would novor leave mo.
Dares Breast; Asks Death.
"Ho said ho would go to his grand-
pa and that I could go to my father In
tho next world. I gavo him somo
laudanum nnd ho slept ngnln but it
was not enough to koop him asleep
llo woko ngnln and thought I was try-
ing to leavo him.
"Then ho opened his coat and shirt
nnd pulled thorn back with his hand
i.howlng mo whero to striko nnd
opened my clothos so I could kill my-
self too. Ho showed mo whoro his
heart was and bogged mo not to miss
tho plnco. Then ho lny back on my
arm again nnd went to sleep.
"I lay thoro nnd looked at him and
my head wont all In A whirl. It BCcmcd
thnt my brain had turned to water nnd
wns surging nil around In my head. 1
picked up my big hunting knife which
I had opened before I reached over
and folt for his heart beats and then
felt for my own. I had located tho
placos but I stopped again. My ncrvo
wns leaving mo.
Pushes Dagger to Heart.
"It seem3 thnt 1 went crazy but I
placed tho point of tho knlfo ocr his
heart nnd pushed it down. Then I
turned It nnd plunged It twico Into my
own breast which was harder than
"Ho uwoko nnd saw tho blood spurt-
ing from my wounds. Ho drew his
handkerchief nnd put It over my breast
to stop tho blood nn that was all I
knew until they found mo."
Amnnn was still holding this hand-
kerchief to his breast when found by
tho gunrd nt the nrmy post 12 hours
after tho tlmo ho gives for tho stab-
bing. Officers nt tho post think ho
might havo boon deceived by tho
clear moonlight nnd thought It was
day In his half-demented condition.
Tho confession was made n3 tho
prisoner lay strapped to n bed In ono
of tho hospital wards. Coroner J. L.
Tnylor and his deputy Edward Conrad
of Lako county- and State's Attorney
Hnnna wcro present ns Amnnn told
Jury Gets Whole Story.
A coroner's jury wns formod. with
John Congdon ns Its foreman and be-
gan tho Investigation Into tho boy's
death. As Amann grew stronger 1a
tho hospital thoy ngrecd to wait until
ho could give evidence in tho hope
that Lieut. Grlllls could obtain a con-
fession In tho meantime.
Shortly after noon Amnnn offered
to glvo his namo and toll tho whole
story IT ho could see tho body of tha
boy. It was brought Into hla room and
ho asked that it bo moved closer. He
touched tho body and kissed tho cold
forehead and murmured "Good-bye."
Then ho started In and told the
story Incohorently nnd with many
pauses because of emotion nnd partly
becnuso of weakness.
Ho suld ho wns born in Gormany
nnd camo to Amurica 21 years ago.
HO is 43 years ola. Ho was a tanner
by trado nnd Inter n fluto player nnd
lived In St. Louis for eight years.
When his wlfo died ho camo to Chi-
cago. Plays Flute In Saloons.
Ho used to play In saloons and
about tho streets to earn monoy. Ho
wont to board at the houso of Mrs.
Mary Knobel 755 Itnclno nvonuo 12
years ago. Mrs. Knobel had como
from tho town of his birth Klrchhofon
in tho province of linden Tho two
woro friends from childhood. Mrs.
Knobol hud threo children Georgo
who Is now 17 years old: Amnuda 10
and Walter who was ncarlng his
Aflor Mrs. Knobel's husband died
Amann continued to llvo nt her homo
and urged her to marry him. Tho chil-
dren hnd learned to wait on him nnd
liked to bo with him arter ho hnd
boon stricken with paralysis.
As tho two oldest grow they revert-
ed their affections to their mother but
Walter clung to his "Undo Henry."
Two years ago Amnnn ran nway with
tho boy taking him to San Francisco.
From thoro ho wroto ho would return
It Mrs. Knobel would send him $200.
Mother Refuses Her Hand.
Fearing sho would uovcr sco tho boy
again sho sont tho monoy and Amnnn
lotuinod nnd again asked her to marry
him. Sho refused and hu loft hor
homo nnd wont to' llvo In tho base-
ment of a houso owned by Herman
Fiedler 1013 Otto streot. Tho boy
wont with him and thoy kept bachelor
quarters) In tho ono room.
Since thoy moved thero In January
tho boy wont to tho Hawthorne school
and hna not boon seen by his mother
in thnt tlmo. His brother frequently
urged him to como home but at such
A " V. f I hyJyjrv-MYENr PICKING
1 WSaB& XXPS'3 BLOWERS
tsj . aa-wswj'm t- rrMr 1
times Walter would burst into tears
nnd run nwny.
Saturday night Kdward Martin a
barber living nt 015 School street re-
ceived nn envelopo thnt contained
Tho c-nvolopo showed that It had
been posted nt Lako Bluff May 10 at
eight n. in. It contnlned thrco letters
ono from the boy nud ono from
Amnnn and n third for Hermann Fied-
ler saying farewell nnd telling of the
purpos- to commit suicide
Amnnn t-nld in his confession ho also
mailed letters to his relativos in Gcr
mnny. After tho letters to Martin wore
mailed tho pair kept closo to tho wood3
and romalned In hiding for fear a
search would be mado and they would
Boy's Mother Fears Blackmail.
Mrs. Knobel thought when sho first
henrd of tho letters that It was only
another attempt on tho part of Amann
to got money fiom her. Sho did not
suspect that ho had actually killed her
Amann Is said to havo relatives in
Germany who nro of tho wealthier
class nnd frequently got monoy from
thorn during tho earlier years of hlj
rarcor in Chicago but for tho past
six or seven months has lived In ab-
In tho hospital Amann said ho had
been Injured In being put off a street
enr by a conductor four years ago and
brought n suit against the Consolidated
Street Railway company for damages
in which ho was given n Judgment
nmountlng to $5S00. Tho caso was"
appealed and pending tho nppeal ho
has had practically no menus of live-
lihood except charity. His attorneys In
tho caso wcro Gormann nnd Ituben-
stein. Federal Authorities May Act.
After tho autopsy nnd when tho In-
quest was resumed Stato's Attorney
Hnnna announced that It was prob-
able that tho caso was ono for tho
federal authorities rather than tho
stnto because It had hnpponed on a
military lcsqrvatlon. The Inquest wn3
adjourned for two hours.
Investigation by tho coroner and
post ofllcors determined thnt it was
outside of tho .post that the body was
found nnd tho coroner's inquest was
Coroner Tnylor took tho bot'y of tho
boy to Wnukegan where tho Inquest
will bo continued. Amann was also
tnken to Wnukegan !n an automobllo
to nwnlt the veidlct of tho coroner's
jury nnd subsequent nctlon on tho part
of tho giand jury.
Stato's Attorney Hanna said ho was
HE HAD HIS UTTU GL.ASS
merely n visitor at the inquest and
would tako no action toward prosecu-
tion until tho verdict of tho coroner's
jury was given.
Ruler in Splendid Health.
Princo Lultpold regent of Bavaria
celebrated tho eighty-seventh nnnl-
vorsnry of his birth recently amid a
brilliant gathering of tho Bavarian no-
bility. The offects of his many years
nio almost unnotlcenblo. Tho venor-
nblo regent looks much oungor than
ho Is. Ho Is In splendid physlclnl con-
dition. Ills llmb3 havo retained tholr
olnstlclty his muscles nro still hard
and nonrly every day ho defies wind
and weather and undorgoos tho hard-
ships of tho chase wearing always tho
old-fnshloned groenlsh-gray shooting
costume peculiar to Bavaria. Tho Ba-
varian peoplo seem to havo forgottton
King Otto tho mad lulor of their
country who has been Interned In a
suburb of Munich slnco 1SS6. Tho
Bavarian parliament would havo
mado Lultpold king In succession to
Otto hnd ho not refused to accopt the
' Given Uoublo Meaning.
Chancellor Ktrklnnd of Vnndorbllt
university like .othors-of similar of-
fice Is known to his students by tho
briefer name of "Chance."
Besides being tho university's chief
oxccutlvo ho Is also Its head profes-
sor of Latlu and tho boys say
prize long-talker at chnpol oxerclses.
Ono day after a protracted dlscourso
whllo conducting a class In Horace ho
called on a certain .atudont to read
who did so In uttor Innocence nnd ab-
solute accuracy as follows: "It is
hard for us to enduro tho blows of
Tho class burst out In a roar of
laughter and as tho "Chanco" Joined
In tho dumfounded student perceived
tho modern significance of aaclent
FOR DARK CORNER
MPROVEMENT ON USUAL HAT
AND UMBRELLA STAND.
Something That Ordinary Amateur
Carpenter Should Be Able to Put
Together Illustration Shows
Effect When Completed.
In tho accompanying skotch n
capital suggestion is given for n way
of utilizing a dark corner of tho hall.
It Is an arrangement that Is intended
as n substitute for tho ordinary hat
and umbrella stand which Is never a
vory sightly thing and ono on which
lints and coats nro llablo to become
vory dusty nnd dirty If left hanging
up for nny length of time
it Is quite a simplo matter to ar-
rango a corner In tho way shown in
the sketch nnd the amateur carpenter
Hell Corner with Curtain.
need havo no fear In undertaking It.
When tho curtain Is drawn entirely
across It forms a kind of cupboard In
which hats coats and umbrellas may
bo kept out of sight and entirely free
from dust. For tho roof n triangular
pleco of wood must bo obtained cut
to fit tho corner and this Is supported
at a sultablo height by means of two
bars of wood nailed to the wall on
SIMPLICITY GIVE3 IT CHARM.
visiting Dress In Severe Style Is Much
This dross is an examplo of tho
smart yet simplo styles that aro In
.'avor. Tho charm of tho dress lies In
'.ts excellent material and perfect cut
athor than In elaborate trimming.
Dm model Is In Saxc-bluo chiffon
doth; tho right sldo of front of tho
skirt wraps over In n kind of tabller
which Is embroidered at the corner.
Tho kimono ovor-bodlco Is tucked
horizontally at Intervals tho fronts
and largo nrmholes being trlmmad
with embroidered galloon. Tho blouse
wont beneath Is of crope-do-chlno of
tho snmo color as tho cloth. Tho
yoko Is finely tucked and tho sleeves
ro puckored tho entiro length. Crln-
cllno hat trimmed with ribbon and a
Mnterlals required for tho dress:
Seven yards 4C Inches wido four
An effcctlvo bedsptoad nnd bolster
cover aro mado of Persian lawn or
Indln linen. A graceful design of
sprays of chrysanthemums tied with
bows of ribbon Is worked In tho
shadow embroidery on tho wrong side
of tho material which of course must
bo sheer. Tho edge Is trimmed with
lace nnd tho covers nro used over a
lining of sateen which corresponds In
color with tho room.
Novor got tho idea that llttlo things
nro trifling; they mako Just tho dif-
ference between n woman who 13
beautiful because well-groomed look-
ing und a beauty whoso looks aro
ruined by carelessness.
Slnco It Is no longer tho thing to
havo dry dead-looking hair women
nro doing everything to regain thnt
glossy look of wcll-keptncss that has
been lost so long front constant mis-
its'; Ono young woman who has trav-
eled in tho orient has adopted the
Chlncso method of polishing tho hair
with cloths. A llttlo ol Is sprayed on
n clean woolen cloth and tho hair and
braids aro rubbed with It until thoy
shine As thero Ib a marked distinc-
tion between glossiness nnd otllncss
caro must bo taken that very llttlo oil
is used. Too much proves a dust col-
lector which makes tho hair unsightly
in a day or two. This glossing process
If thoroughly done should last a weok
or at least for threo or tour days.
either side underneath it. A glanci
at tho small sketch at tho top left
Viid corner will explain this and "A'
marks tho two bars of wood support
lug tho roof of tho cupboard. A few
Inches undor this are ilxed two rowi
of pegs; articles of this kind may be
bought for very llttlo ready-made oi
the pegs and the boards can b
purchased separately and screwed to
gether and then nailed up In tholi
places. When tho woodwork hns been
placed In position a small flounce ol
material to match tho curtains should
ho fastened along tho edge with small
brass-headed nails nnd a brass rod
arranged Just Insldo on which tho cur
tains may bo hung. Only ono curtain
Is shown In the sketch but either ono
that will pull right across or two dl
vlded In tho center should bo used. A
llttlo thrcccoinered bamboo umbrella
stand or ono of the drain-pipe pat-
tern will fit comfortably In tho cor
nor and on tho roof will be found a
nlco spneo for n pot with a fern or
Drawing S'rlng Out.
Tho drnvlng string Is now' obsolotc
as Is tho appendix or tho ear-moving
muscles. Formerly tho main lellanco
of woman's undergarments It ha3
been relegated by the new sheathllko
skirts to a position which is complete-
ly Ignored by tho up-to-date dress-
maker. For tho up-to-dato dress-
maker realizes tho importance of un-
derwear in a perfect fitting gown nmi
sho Insists that tho lingeries be ad-
justed to tho figure as carefully as tho
Now tho drawing strings never
guaranteed anything savo convenience
even In tho days when skirts woro
flaring ns n peony nnd in thoso days
their use Is sure to produco great
bungling welts under tho skirt nnd
bodlcos. For this reason no woman
who pretends to dress well now ac-
knowledges acquaintance with tho
A new fad for a stickpin Is a genu-
ine rosebud heavily gold-plated. Thu
idea does not sound particularly at-
tractive but If mint leaves nnd vlolot
blossoms may bo candled there seems
no reason why unfortunato hudj
should not bo prettified by tho appli-
cation of a good quality of gold.
They nro used no only ns plus but
also as watch fobs und pendants and
a small pearl attached hero and there
successful carries out tho Illusion ot
FOR. HUSBAND OR BROTHER.
Shaving Case Always One of the Most
Any suggestion for a honie-mndo
present which will really bo useful to
a man Is worth remembering since it
must bo confessed that tho gifts with
which lovers and brothers and hits-
bands nro sometimes prcsontod nro
neither useful nor ornamental. A
shaving caso for traveling purposes
which will hold n pair of razors a
shaving brush nnd a pnekot ot shav
ing pnpors may well claim to boing
considered thoroughly useful and prac
tlcnl. Just such a caso as this may
bo seen In cur illustration.
It is mado In nrt serge llnod with
wnsh-loathor nnd cut in n very simple
shapo so that It can bo foldod ovot
and tied across securely with ribbons
It will not tako up much room in u
suit enso or bag nnd will bo very
useful for wcok-end visits. A simple
monogram should bo worked on tin
outside but no other embroidery.
Tiny Satin Tie and Tassel.
A tiny band of black satin about tho
end of a collar Is attractive ovon If
thero Is no other black on tho ontlrtj
costumo. Finished oft In a small flat
bow knot or tiny jabot with long ends
finished with n tassel or fringe this
llttlo tto gives nn nttrartlva no'to to
any go'n end Is especially effective
with a Eomowhnt elaborato lingerie
laeo or chiffon bodice. In Paris theso
ties nro worn In all colors and with al-
most -every stylo of dress bohtj
formed generally of a soft satin fir-
lshed silk with a tus3ol of gold c. sip
m" "-; m I
VVi2'?Fi ' "r'1' M
Here’s what’s next.
This issue can be searched. Note: Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document.
Tools / Downloads
Get a copy of this page or view the extracted text.
Citing and Sharing
Basic information for referencing this web page. We also provide extended guidance on usage rights, references, copying or embedding.
Reference the current page of this Newspaper.
The Beaver Herald. (Beaver, Okla.), Vol. 22, No. 5, Ed. 1, Thursday, July 16, 1908, newspaper, July 16, 1908; Beaver, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc68698/m1/6/: accessed April 22, 2021), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.