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TWO DOUBLE KILLINGS PULLED
v . - OFF JN, COLORADO
Dehver Cold .1 March 19. Color
ado's annual wave of double shoot
ings, slightly delayed, began' today
with two dual Killings in different
parfs of the state. J
In onetcrime a man sho his wjfe
and. then committed suicide. In the
other oneTnan shot another to death
for love of a woman "and then put a
bullet into his own brain. '
n a lonely ranch house near'Fox
ton, ten .milesfrom the nearest phyr
sician, E.'HTReed, 30 years old,
formerly of Belyldere, HI., shot his
young wife when she refused to take
a drink of whisky. o "
Mrs. Reed and her sister were in
the dining room of the house. Reed
entered with a whisky '.flask (n one
hand and' a reydlver -itf the other.
Pointing the revolver at 'his wife, he
handed her the .liquor and. ordered
her to drink. Mrs. Reed' refused.
Reed fired and the woman fell at his
feet, mortally wounded. 'His sister
rushed to her aidv
'Reed paid ho attention to the
wounded woman or her sister. Flacr
ing'the bottle to his lips,-he put the
muzzle of the revolver over his heart
and nulled the trieRer. He snrawled
dead "over his wife's 'bqdyi the im
pact of his fall stunning bis sister-in-law,
who was trying to revive Mrs.
" wHeh the-sister' of the wowndejj
woman recovered her senses aftp
rushed to a telephone and summoned
aid.' Seven physicians who tried to
reach the ranchhouge were blocked
by snow-barricaded roads".
"When ranchmen broke aath to
the iouse they found Mrs, ReeiTdead
in the arms of, her sister-in-law, who
was hysterical. Reed lay on the
No motive is known for the crime.
The Reeds came herefrom"5elv)dere,
Hl four months ago; '
. Julesburs, a-little town hear the
Wyoming line, was 'the- scene of the ;
second murder and suicide. '
S. S. Stevenson, restaurant" pro
prietor, and J. B. Atkins, memberof
a 'wealthy Huntington, w. Val, fam
.ily, quarreled over Miss Bessie. Hile
man, a beautiful young woman'Of
JulesburgV'- . .
On the street near the young wo
man's home Atkins met S:evensont
whom he accused of malting re
marks abpnt him. tp Miss Hileman.
"WltiiOut further' warning Atkins
drew' a revolver and shot Stevenson'
dead. v v
Before bystanders, qould interfere
Atkins ' i turned, the Revolver on him-,
self knd put a "bullet 'thrbugh his own
brain. . ' ' '
Miss Hileman is prostrated be
cause ofA'tiftriB'-de'sperate act."""
EMPLOYES' PARADE; DESPITE
Pittsburgh', MarcK 19.TfieiUver
Steel strikepTtoday gave their an-
swer to the mill 081(4318 manifest
that any marcher in'a union parade
would heyer. again.be employed in a
They marched through the down
town district today and out PMt the
big miU-carrying banners bearing
such signs 'as '-'Twelve Hours for
Sixty Cents," "Wncgln Freed, the
Black Slaves; Help Free Oliver's'
Slaves." v 1
About half the mill force has been
laid off now. Thirty men employed
In the ten-inch bar mill walked out
this morning; This leayes only 70
employee t work to the big -inill.
ynere hws peep, nipe tronoie late
ly, TJie few mixrupp between strike
pickets and mill officers were none of
them serious. .
'Many of the'strikers have beeni of
fered a ten per 'cent, increase by the
mill bosses, They are holdingout for
twenty per cent increases and aboli
tion of the piece-work system,
- -cko -
Teacher Now, Teddy, Is "Jerus
alem" a proper noun or a common
noun? Teddy 'Tain't neither. Jjg
an ejaculation, mum.