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TERRIBLE DOUBLE MURDER.

A horrible donble murder, recalling la some of Its revoltiog details the Whliechapel myoteries, la reported from Lookau, m Moravia, says tho Vienna oorresponIdoat of the "Daily Telegraph," The bodies of two yoaog girls, Bged respectively 17 and 19, were fonnd a few dayn ago m the forest of Leokaa, frightfully matllated. A gamekeeper namod Sohii zjl liVdd there, with hia two danghtors^in easy circumstances. Two brothers, the aons of a local morohant, had for some months past been regarded as the acoupted suitors of the two girls, who, by the way, were both of them renowned for their beauty, The parents of the young men ware frequent visitors at the gamekeeper's home, and no doubt was entertained a double marriage had been satisfactorily arranged, lately there appeared on the aoene two gentlemen of distinction, a civilian audan offioer, who were observed by the villagers to pay conspicuous attention to the game* keeper's daughters, and were seen m their company conetantly. They went to Leekau partridge shooting, and shortly after thoir arrival the merchant's two eons ceased their visits to the gamekeeper's. A few days ago there was a battue, to which both the etraugers and the merchant's sons were invited. The latter, bow-

ever, refused. After tho battue was oveft. the gamekeeper's daughters were seen m the Leskau Forest la company of the two strangers, bat they never returned home, and for four days nothing was head of them. Oa the fourth day a peasant discovered their bodies iv the forest. The elder sister was shot through the temple and her two breasts were out off The younger sister waa shot m the breast and neck, while a wooden stave pierced the loner part of the body running into the ground. The merchant's eldest son has disappeared. He is euspeoted of having committed the crime out of jealousy. His brother has been taken into custody .

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TERRIBLE DOUBLE MURDER., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2010, 11 December 1888

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TERRIBLE DOUBLE MURDER. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2010, 11 December 1888

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