Idaho, March 11 – Clarice Walker shot and fatally wounded Miss Helen
Beck, the girl’s mother; Mrs. Sophia Beck, and Marshal William Brown,
and then thrusting the revolver in his own mouth, shot himself through
the head, dying instantly.
had secured a marriage license with the intention of marrying Miss Beck,
and on her refusal to do so he secured a revolver and went to the girl’s
Beck, becoming alarmed at Walker’s actions, called Marshall Brown by
telephone. As soon as Brown
stepped inside Walker began firing, shooting Brown through the arm.
He then turned and shot Mrs. Beck through the arm.
Miss Beck next received a bullet through the left breast, the
ball coming out through her back.
fourth shot was fired at a b bystander, but it went wild. Walker turned the weapon on himself and fired a bullet
through his brain. He died
instantly. Walker came to
Grangeville recently from California, where he had served a four year
term in the San Quentin penitentiary.
He had been corresponding with Miss Beck, who was a former