We take the following account of the terrible tragedy from the Monon News of March 11th:
Mr. Render went to the barn to get some straw while the other men had gone to the house. When the latter returned to the place where they were slaughtering, Render was still absent. Waiting some little time for his return, they decided to go into the barn and see what [the] trouble could be, and there they found his lifeless form.
It is said that Mr. Render had worried considerable lately concerning four youths from Francisville who had assaulted one of his daughters, and whom he had caused to be arrested, and that this caused him to be despondent and temporarily lose his mind, causing him to commit the terrible act.
Mr. Render was a prominent farmer and was held in high esteem, and his taking his life shocked the entire community.
Funeral services were held at the M.E. church at Francisville Monday afternoon. Rev. Beebe being in charge.
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