Leon Reporter, Leon, Iowa
Thursday, December l2, l90l

'Bullet Imbeds Locket Clarence E. Hatfield Wore in His Breast.'

Asbury, Mo., Dec. 4. -- To a lonely spot in the woods, twelve miles east of Waco, in this county, CLARENCE E. HATFIELD, well known through the south as "Takkie Coution," humorous writer and lecturer, was allured by a decoy letter.

He was shot and almost instantly killed by an unidentified person.

A locket worn around his neck, containing, it is supposed, a picture of his allianced wife, was driven through his heart. Robbery was not the motive, as a large sum of money was found on his person.

HATFIELD lived at Joplin, Mo., where he was interested in mining. He was twenty-five years of age. A will was found on his person giving property to a lady living in Clarke County, Iowa, but the name was erased with blood, so as to make the reading impossible.

Bloodhounds will be put on the trail of his assailant.


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