The Tropical sun
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Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00075915/00304
 Material Information
Title: The Tropical sun
Alternate Title: Sun
Salerno news
Physical Description: v. : ill. (chiefly advertisements) ;
Language: English
Publisher: Guy I. Metcalf
Place of Publication: Juno Dade County Fla
Creation Date: October 21, 1902
Frequency: weekly[<1913-1926>]
weekly[ former <1891-1902>]
semiweekly[ former <1903-1906>]
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Juno Beach (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- West Palm Beach (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Miami-Dade County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Palm Beach County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Palm Beach -- West Palm Beach
Coordinates: 26.709722 x -80.064167 ( Place of Publication )
Additional Physical Form: Available on microfilm from The State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1887.
General Note: "Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication a duty."
General Note: "Official paper of Dade County."
General Note: Published at Juno, <Mar. 25, 1891-Jan. 3, 1895>; and at West Palm Beach, <Jan. 31, 1895-Oct. 8, 1926>.
General Note: Editor: <Jan. 21, 1892> G.I. Metcalf.
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 5, no. 5 (Mar. 25, 1891).
Funding: Funded by NEH in support of the National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP), NEH Award Number: PJ-50006-05
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved. Board of Trustees of the University of Florida
Resource Identifier: aleph - 002071772
oclc - 09716137
notis - AKR0072
lccn - sn 83025639
System ID: UF00075915:00304
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Related Items: Daily tropical sun
Preceded by: Indian River news

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ran westward to the woods, and disappeared -' ON THE TRAIL. "

HOT DOWN IN in the palmettoes. Groping While the jury was deliberating a
party, bedded by Officer McCuen and ',
around, in the, uratu, Mr Comstock regained ,1.
Thomas Hlghsmitfa, went to the Comstock -
his revolver and after waiting a
home, where tbe footprints of
short time. to make that another a
1. .: _.:, t \ BLOOD barefooted persou were plain to be seen
attack was not to be made, the two
lu the sand where the scuffle with Mr.
proceeded to the Hunter home, and to
Comstock took place. They were followed -
the home of Mr. Carlson. Mrs. Hone,
Mr. and Mrs Hunter, Mr. Carlson and 1 > through the palmetto scrub to the
RICHAJ D l' [URDERED I I Mr. Comstock returned, and on re- county road and from there across to .
Potter station ou tbe F. E. C. Railway,
passing( the latter's house, took charge
Here all trace lost and
was nothing
of the shoes on the veranda. ,
--- I
If. can be done unless bloodhounds are
Before reaching tbe Hone residence i I
|lIe Sitting; aa Table Writing a Letter Fearful Tragedy another storm swept over from the At. put on tbe trail. As for the shoes
left behind identifiedby
'I they were
lakes j lantic and the down pour was so heavy
Enacted Last 'Three South of
Night n. Every Mr. J. W. Spitzer as a pair of
that it was deemed advisable to delay
Effort Is Being Made tiSLrace the Aslysln. till daylight\ before going to town to I Anthony Bros' "walkover". brand, and
evidently had! not been wprn more than
___ _1._ give the alarm.
two or three times. Mr. Spitzer says
THE NEWS IN TOWN. that three or four pairs were sold by
JF alb came with nWtft"? and terrible stock 'ring the criMwf f distress. hurried him last week.
en neal.to Richard,: Hone at 7 o'clock o lft nd was sooHBi ,.;)-'"'..ion of The greatest excitement and conster. THE MOTIVE. 1
night. the awiWftfacts in coiHUion with tbe : natlou prevailed on tbe-streets when
xlay the entire populace U stirred to I tragedy >he two imt Htitely set out, I tbe meager reports. concerning the awful Various theories are put forward.. to
very depths by a foul soil, cruet mur- Mr. Comstock putting l'SBie. lamp and micrder were made public. Deputy the motive for the dastardly deed. Mr.
nd ithv,cry of vengeance II'in the locking the doors He Hrieit. a lantern Sheriff Noah Jones took charge ot the Hone was a man without enemies, and "
|!Voe be to the fie.id if lie falls into I though this wa* haiVl I v necessary case, mid. warned a jury for duty. A the theory ot settling some old) grievance .
,cite* of the law for it will. be aa on account of the brilliant flashes of large party of men, armed with Win. is set aside. at once. If It was robbery -
life f."r "life'' lightning cheaters proceeded down the Lake, that was planned then it Is strange \
' ''l I erday Richard Hone was busy all When the \scene '>f the shooting was some in boat and some down the bicy- how Mrs..Hone escaped although{ that
li !s usual at work on his pine. reached Mr. Hone had breathed his cle t alAt\ 9 o'clock: Judge H. B theory has some weight in view of the
true plantation, situated last. Knowing that the neighbors Saunders swore in. th.- following as jurors occurrence at the home of Mr. Comstock -
Below town, on the Lake should he aroused, and that Mrs. Hone : l\feaers.l. C. Harris, Win. Heim where the house was thoroughly
t 9i Herons from the Blngbam should be cared for, Mr. Comstock. Induced C. W. Schmid, B. M. Potter, George ransacked
s"walt a busy life, marked by Mrs. Hone to' accompany him to Zapf and W. Weybrecbt. The jury THE FUNERAL.
..n ,mid thrift; his pretty home the home of Mr. and Mrs. James Hunter, then proceeded to the house, where they Undertaker J B McGlnley\ prepared
',.bows,that, ".r U i" known a* one of the half a mile down tbe Lake. The two found the body in the hall in tbe posi-I the boy for burial at noon: and the
"finest; on Lake Worth For the past'ellbt set out, with a lantern, through/ the tion In which It bad fallen.. A pool of I funeral will be held from the 'family
years, Mr Hone and his 'helovedwil'e trail. On reaching Mr. Cornstock's' blood close: by 'told tbe sorrowful tale. 1 house at 4 o'clock the services being{,
have lived}; bere and none stood in house tbe owner noticed that toe trout Tbe face wore a peaceful and natural conducted by Rev. S. D. Paine pastor
higher; esteem la West palm B ach. door waa open Tbe lantern revealed a expression and it was hard for friendsto of the Union Congregational church.
flow is,ther. death and sorrow 'where, refle leaning against tbe door, while the realize that a life had been taken. Dr The Interment at Lake View 'Cemeterywill
[ ,put a few Jlbort hour' ago'was, life and screen door was held open by a pair of H. C. Hood mode an examination of the take place at 4:30: o'clock, and
| promise. All thin has been. brought shoes. Surmising that there was trouble body, and a bullet hole was discoveredin many citizens" : will attend.
1 about by tbe ft.4na.4sin'4.. .. bullet and noth- ahead Mr. Comstock urged Mrs Hone tbe right arm, about four latches from
] tug will ''be left\, undone to locate! and to keep back, hut she rushed up on tbe the tip of the .shoulder By probing
'.,:bring to swift justice' the guilty party. veranda. At the same lime Mr. Comstock tbe wound th j Doctor ascertained that
Supper wan, served! a* usual at tbe grabbed the rifle and turned to go I the course of the bullet was almost thirteen $$500 Reward !
ltund! horne, shortly after' 5 o'clock, In down tbe steps when he was pounced I inches in a horizontal course, I jaeroa
the !large riming room Afterward Mr. upon from the rear. The lantern was I the hack, and then on a downward
od Mr. Hone, Bat at the.table, the knocked over and the light went out. slope for nine inches, probably -- ----
former .writing letter \ko a friend in I He fell on ,his knees in the grass with peitetraiin and passing through the
England; the,' latter reading. A terrible his assailant on his back. A struggle; heart The lead was located close to the For the arrest and de-
thunderstorm raged without, \the I ensued for possession of the firearm, in skin on tbe left side, and was extricated
rain coming, .down. In, torrents It was which, Mrs. Hone pluckily took purl. without difficulty by making a slight
just!, after! the heaviest portion ,of the She was. however, thrown aside. 'Mr. incision. Tbe bullet proved to be a rifle livery to me in the
atorm\bad passed that' ,.Mra.,Hone was Comstock was unable to free'bimself, bull, about '32 calibre.
'tarte! window about ten feet away from, and to with his left band be reached for his THE 'JURY'S VERDICT. I woods, with satisfactory -

the' right of where her' husband was revolver. The jury then assembled in the parlor,
I\tln& Mr. Hone put his( hand to bin During the scuffle' the lightning'' to tlre+ tbe evidence. They bad exam
ut cad exclaminit, "My God t 11 ant(' Shot." flashed 1 fitfully, and only once was Mr. ined the lower window. screen saw the I proof of guilt, of the .
He. staggered to his feet, reeled hack* Comstock able to get a glimpse of the table, and chair and bar ascertained the
wards into the hall and fell to the floor probable murderer and robber's" faco. He relative position of tbe deceased with ;r
while the blood trickled away in a pool. is almost; certain that the man was col reference to tbe window through. ( which"'murderer of Mr. Rich-
The distracted wife, hastily placing a ored, of medium! build wt'IKhi"K'pro- the shot was fired and they next proceeded '
pillow tinder his head, saw (hit death bably 130 or 160 pounds. Just as soon to hear the details,, as given)'
was soot to come, and realizing Oat' she as Mr. Comstock reached for his revolver above, from Mrs. Hone and Mr. Co"()-, 'ard Hone.
should summon assistance, rushed from the man twisted the rifle from his stock About noon' they brought in a1 l i
tbe house,. going southward down the (Mr. Cotnstock's) grasp, anti, jumping verdict that "the 'deceased, .Richard ;:
bat to the house\ of Mr J. W Comstock -' backwards' kicked tbe revolver aside. Hone came to Ms death by a 'gunshot j \ }yy. P. HATCHETT.

who lies only a few hundred Mr. Comstock then expected to be fired wound, at the hands of a party un- r
yards front the Hone place.. Mr. Com at, but instead of doing that, the man known." West Palm Beach, Fla. ?