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Adolph Lueddeke, Driven to Sui*
fide by Financial Trouble
and Drink.
Found Head in Alley With Note
Finned on His
Tin- If 'iiliy an ! frien 's of Ado<l)h
Lueddeke, nwn;r of an expressing busi
ness at 112*.*. Market street, said today
that his suicide near the “Four Cor
ners" last night v as due to financial
trouble and drink.
Lueddeke. who was 50 years old, left
his home at 3)7 Washington street, nt 1
o'cloc k yesterday afternoon, stopping in
the doorway t.> kiss hisi wife three
times, .she thought then that lie was
worrying about something, but lie said
he would be back in time 'for dinner,
which was then being prepared, and
■which a ould be ready in an hour.
Leniee X»tc on Lapel.
After dark a pistol shot, was heard
in IVilbur alley, on the north siu< of
Market street, between Broad and Iia!
scy, within a short distance of tie’
"Four Corners," and immediately there
was a crowd of many hundred persons
about the mouth of the alley. A short
distance up w4s found the prostrate
t’ rni of Lueddeke. a bullet In bis head
arid revolver by his side.
■in the lapel of his coal was pinned
a note which read:
"People i a- i Adolph Lueddeke. No
tify Mrs. Inez, S17 Washington street,
turnished room house. Two daugl
39 Somerset street, one daughter, Essex
Asylum; she Is u nurse there. My
brother Gustave, Bruce street, ir
Thirteenth avenue; my brother ■ i
iam. 99 Monroe street; rnir ' ' • »r I
Henry, 20 Arlington street. My sister,
Mrs. George Smith, Arlington, near
Augusta—husband fireman for the city.
People and police, notify them ill at
once, please, and oblige,
"P. S.- And otfcirrn alsc.
“Go to Mrs. Inez first, un 347 Wash
ington street. Give all my papers in
my pockets to my brother. Gustave
Lueddeke. of Rruoe street. Some of
them belong; to his customers, which
a re in n lor ry for II. 11. Co. matters
for 'oriday a. m„ 2, X, *09. Give to no
ore else, and ob'ifco.”
Two other brothers of the suicide not
mentioned in the note are Oscar Lned
d« l.e, a roundsman of the First Pro
cincl, and Emil. r. fireman, formerly
m.ij lain of the vyut'T tower squad.
Ft»*ht Rth'U Crowd.
The police had to fight the crowd
away t«» get Lueddeke out of the alley
and into an abunkincv, which hurried
him to Si. Barnabas*s Hospital. There
it was seen {hat he could not long sur
vive and his relatives were called, many!
of'.lioni, including the. widow, were at •
his lied .vide when he dic'd at 8 o’clock, ;
without recovering conscouvnesr.
When Luedds ko left his Inane in the!
afternoon lie ft id he \va - going to try
to collect so me money due him. Ap-!
parently he had been drinking after he
left home and before he shot himself.
Mrs. Lutddeke, whom he always
called Mrs. Inez, ami to whom he re- ■
frrred fts such in the note he pinned >
to his coal, raid that they had never
quarreled and had always been very
happy with each other. Since the first
of the year she si».sp< etcd that he had :
had Mjine trouble, of which he said
nothing to her because he had been:
drinking more rince tlicn than was I
good for him. i
The funeral will be held at the homo I
of Mr. Lueddekc'8 daughters, 39 Somer- i
s» t street. Tiro arrangements are notj
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Mystery Attends Finding of;
Body Besides Railway
PARIS. Feb. S.—M. CatuUe-Abraham
Mondes. the noted French poet. w.i«
found dead in the railway tunnel ut
Paint Germain today. The cause and
circumstances of his death are yet un
It is believed that the death of M.
Mendes was accidental. Iio boarded u
lijrib at Paris at midnight bound for
k hi^Biome at Saint Germain. Ho had
(Hitch last evening at the home of a
i friend, Baron Oppenheim. 9
P The authorities are of the opinion
?' that he fell asleep in the carriage and
r* that by mistake he opened the door of
L his compartment while the train was
3- Mill in the tunnel agd fell beneath the
wheels. ' *
M. Mendes spent part of yesterday j
iifi writing fi. play on Napoleon, which ho \
j was preparing for the liejune Theatre,
Desperate Efforts to Be Made
1 his Week to Obviate
Threatening Deficit.
Local Option Measure Is Also
Scheduled to Get Into
the Arena.
f Tioii a Staff Correspondent.)
T KENTON, Fel>. §.—Cutting and
slashing of expenses is to be the order
of the day at the meeting of the Sen
ate and House finance committees this
afternoon. The chairman of each. Sen
ator Thomas J. Hillery and Assembly
man \\ 11 Ham W. Smalley, are both
convinced that on urvporing knife ap
iied to appropriations will put the State
1 n its feet again financially and make
tin* $75<>.O00 deficit in the State treasury, 1
whfdh three year? ago was a $«,00p.000i
surplus, cease in be an Immediate
menace at any rate.
To increase the rvvtuiucs as well as
cut down expense is part of lhe finance!
program, and under that lead Assem
blyman Vffttlaih V. Martin’s resolution j
to appoint a committee of five to in-i
voetigate the assessment mnd“ on rail-i
road ratable?; by the State Hoard of;
Assessors stands a better chance j
being adojvted than it ordinarily would, j
The Governor has expressed himself j
as being in favor of plan, having ■
been ever since he took‘office.
Several committee hearings will also
be features of this, the .fifth week of
the session. Tho Assembly chamber
will he given up this afternoon to those
interested in securing the passage of
tho teachers’ tenure of office bill, vftiich!
Assemblyman Kadeliffe introduced for j
Speaker John D. Prince.
Prince la Active.
Mi'. Prince was responsible for aj
similar measure last year which went
uown to defeat. This year lie is at it
again with redoubled energy, lie will
handle the teachers’ interests at the
hearing this afternoon. It is .expected
that hundreds of teachers, principals,
•superintendents and assistant superin
tenants, all of whom would be bene
lited by the measure, will be on hand
to do whar they can to a’ file speaker
in his work. The hearing wilt be held
at it:;!".
A stubborn light is under way be
tween the church people and the back
ers of Assemblyman Olwell’s hill to
allow Sunday baseball. The measure
is hacked by the* Governor’s dependency
and crimes commission, which holds
that athletics on the Saubath are pref
erable to tile “beer parties' that con
stitute tiio Sunday recreation of a
large number' of young iiicu and buys.
1 ne opposition does not look at it in
that iigut, however, and hold that such
forms of amusement are a desecration
and therefore siiou.d " receive no legal
l.ccai Option Bill.
Tile local option bill is again "about
tu be introduced." The measure lias
been hanging' lire ever since tiie Legis
lature got together Lids year, thougn
the Anu-Saloon League, wnicn is back
ing it, has claimed right along tuut toe :
Proposition had chough votes to carry,
it through.
'Ihe presence -in the State House'
every week of U. Rowland Monroe, of!
Newark, assistant to State Superin
tendent J. Frank Rurke, has shown
that theob-was no let-up in the lobby j
work for the bill. The assistant super
intendent says that the appearance of
flic hill may be looked for tonight or
Pending the decision by Justice
Swayzo in the light now being made in
Essex County to knock out at least a
portion of the civil service law enacted
last year the bills amending the law, j
drawn by the Governor and tile com-;
mission, will be withheld. Should 111*
rumor that the decision of the Justice j
will declare a large part of the lawj
unconstitutional be founded on fact the ■
bills will be in readiness for the emer-!
gency. .
The case in Es^e^is that of Dr. Will-,
iam H. McKenzie, who is trying to]
prove the uneonstitutionality of the.
law in order to wrest the position of |
county physician from Dr. Daniel El-!
liott, the Democratic incumbent. Jus
tice Swayze’s opinion may cover just
the county physician case and no more.
More Appointments.
There are several appointments to be
sent to the Senate by the Governor to
night. Elmer Ewing Green, of Tren
ton, Judge of file Court of Errors and i
Appeals, resigned, will be succeeded, if
is said, by Eugene Emley, now prose- !
cutor of pleas in Passaic county.
Royal P. Tuller, county judge of'
Cumberland, is slated for reappoint
ment. Former Congressman Eugene
W. Leake and Judge Carriclt are both
candidates for the same judgeship.
Judge Currick, the. Incumbent, Inis tile
backing of the Hudson county bar.
while the other, though a Democrat,
lias tile fact that he canto out for Taft
last fall to back his claims.
The Lincoln centennial celebration
will be the big feature of the week’s
sitting. The Senate and the House
will gather tomorrow afternoon in tile
Assembly chamber.
Lincoln himself addressed the New
Jersey Legislature forty-eight years
ago Tomorrow’s addresses win be
made by Governor Fort, Chancellor
Mahlon Pitney. Senator Joseph H. Fr -
linghuysen, of Somerset, and others.
LONDON, Feb. 8.—King Edward and ,
Queen Alexandra left London for Bcr
C. Ledyard Blair, Apollo of Jersey,
cHcts as Handsomely as He Looks
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£. i^e-oyar^ m^~. ggsr»- jg_gg;ire%7
Man-Held in Wilheiirh Murder
Persists in His Original
Deserted Wife May Be Made Ad=
ministratrix of Contract
tors Estate.
In an effcfrt to break dovyn the alibi
of Nicholas S. Sica, charged with the
murder of Contractor Frank \Vilhehn
In his home a week ago today, the de
tectives were today seeking informa
tion as to who might have been in the
Wilhelm home , at 448 High street at
any time Monday afternoon.
Sica persists in his statement that he
left the Wilhelm home at 3:10 p. m. and
that at that time Mrs. Wilhelm was
there with her husband. The police
have not been able to Hind any support
of Sica’s alibi that he was on Ids way
to the Hedden tract, a real estate
property, at about the time the mur
der Is believed to have been committed.
Nor have they found anyone who saw
him there. Sica will not disclose the
Identity of the person he says he met
There was a report at police head
quarters today that Mrs. Mary J. Wil
helm, who was released in $1,000 bonds
as a material witness on Saturday,
would support the defense of Sica. To
the detectives she freely admitted her
love for Sica and said that she would
marry him if he were able to prove the
innocence of her husband’s murder, j
Site was expected to ask to goo Sica in
his cell. Ho is held without bail until
the grand jury can consider the charge
against him.
Mrs. Frederieka Wilhelm, the New
York wife of the murdered man. whose
existence developed after publicity was
given to the crime, will be appointed
administrator of the dead man's estate, I
it is expected. She has already filed Iv.: i
application-for letters of administration.
Her attorney will first try to discover
just when the sister of Mrs. Mary J.
Wilhelm, Miss Bertha Stafford, obtained
title to the house on Johnson avenue,
which site offered as surety on the bull
bond she prodded for Mrs. Wilhelm's
release. This was one of heveral houses
which were supposed to belong to Wil
helm. He will also try to have the
titles cl all property held by Mrs. Wil
helm i evert to the estate of her dead
husbi- ml.
If he does this, it will raise Mrs.
Frederieka Wilhelm from llie estate of
a liard-worklng and poverty-stricken
New York washerwoman to one of con:
para live affluence.
WASHINGTON*. Feb. 8.—It' is \vcl>
understood among prominent officials
In Washington that 'Seo rotary of the
Treasurer Oortclyou. lias accepted the:
presidency of the Consolidated (fas
Company in New York. It is under-'
stood that the secretary will leave
Washington about March 4 for a rest!
of a month and possibly longer, and f
that upon the termination yf his vaea-1
t!on lie wilt go Ip New York and as-i
some cliurge of the gas company. i
Hale Jo Be Represented M In
augural Ball by the Best
Looker in Its Midst.
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Charm of Perjpack Man Ls Not
Skin Beep—Ifs in h'is
Every Act and Desd.
Shades of Nar
ctesus! Each
State in this
w o u 1 d-b p m'rioiiH,
ha ppy-jr1 lucky but
altogether lovable
I'nion of ours is to
send Ha Handsomest
Man to Washington,
(o be one of the
bodyguard of Will
iuui H. Taft at the
inaugural boll.
Forgotten arc af
fairs of state, of
business, of graf—er, that is to say,
high finance, while our brave gallants
hie themselves tu their mirrors to ad
mire the visions therein and wonder
why they were not chosen. Who
knows whtK transformation this re
vival of Interest in the looks of men
will create? Perhaps another inaugural
ball wil! find us thinking with favor
of knee breeches and powdered wigs,
of patch boxes and courtly manners.
We women will have to look to our
selves else our supreme rights as orna
ments of this capricious planet will be
stolen, and we will have to lx1 the
wooers, while our men preen their
feathers and glorify their claims to
beauty, even as do the birds in the
“Hut we’re getting away from the sub
ject. Wo started out to comment on
the fact that C. l.edyard Blair, of Pea
pack, has been chosen by a competent
committee to represent New Jersey in
tills galaxy of masculine good looks.
Tall, well-built, dashing, O. Ledyard
Biair, who has proved that there's
something In ihut spying about “hand
some is as handsonTC docs,’’ for all his
life lie lias done handsomely, not oth
ers,—but deeds. H re are a few of his ;
President of the Sussex Realty Com
pany. director of the Belvidero National
Bank. ’Commercial Trust Company of
Now Jersey. Equitable Life Assurance
Society of the Fnited State:’, National 1
Bank of Commerce. Lackawanna Steel
Company, Securities Company, V. S.
Mortgage and Trust Company, Sussex
Railroad. St. Louis and Hannibal Rail
way, Kewaunee, Green Bay and West
ten Railroad: Toledo and 'Ohio Central
Railway Company and many other cor
porations. .Vow. if that isn’t doing
handsomely would you mind telling mi
wnat it isv
He's ;i man of personality, is C. Lod
yard Blair. His charm conies not from j
his well-proportioned figure, his excel- *
lent carriage, or his striking face. It
comes from within; the force of a man :
w hose mentality is away from the or
dinary; whose grasp of conditions and !
situations makes him a natural leadei. j
and whos* finer qualities make his
friendship worth while. In the case of ;
C. Ledyard Blair “handsome” spe.is
more*, than physical beauty. Truly.
New"Jersey will be w*ell represented.
Among thost with whom he is to vie j
are the famous .Myron 'I'. Herrick, of J
Cleveland. U.. cx-governor of that
who has been mentioned by Taft
for secretary of the treasury; Barnes
W. Wadsworth, of Genesco, New York;
Colonel J. II. Schoomnalcer, of Pitts
burg. Pa., of w hose good looks ever} -
one has heard; the fatuous Morris B.
Belknap, of Louisville, Ky. Jai f-itM.
each of the States lias contributed a
man who is entitled to the honor by
right of inner as well as outer quality.
It is safe to add that Blair wi 1 hold
his own against them all.
Now. concerning the hamWnni </
Ledyard himself; He was born, in Bei
e*derc, N. J . July 1G. 1SG7. Thatjmakcs;
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(Continued m l*«gc Three.)
Prosecutor- Indisposed. Feels
Unequal to Taking Hold
of Case Today,
Postponement Taken Until To=
morrow—Insurance Money as
Motive for Alleged Crime.
( Imrsed with liarAns hi* 18-yeir-old
bride to death, no «* to sect her life
insurance, Michael Leo faced Judge
Ten Kyck and struck jury, of which
Xomcn Plant, the department ntore man.
wum f*irciiinu. iu tl»#* Court of Oyer and
Termlacr today. Owing to Preatcntor
Moft*M sudden Hint***. the cn*c went
over is??<21 tomorrow, after the jury had
been drawn.
Leo was brought Into court under
strong constabulary guard and sat im
mediately before former Judge Thomas
S. Henry and Judge Simon Hahn, his
counsel, while Prosecutor Wilbur A.
Mott appeared for the State.
The pare 1 as completed was made up
as follows:
Bernard Conlon. Theodore Gaddis,
Frederick L. Eberhardt, Henry Allsopp,
William J. Hughes, John J. Van Order.
August F. Hinriehsen, Richard J. Will
iams, George G. Had don, George E.
Spottiswoode and Herbert L. Allwood.
Each of them, in answer to a ques
tion, said they had no prejudice against
As soon as the jury had been drawn
it was announced by Judge Ten Eyck
that the trial would not proceed until
to-morrow. Xo reason was stated from
the bench, but as a matter of fact Pro
secutor Mott was physically unable to
stand the strain. He had been feeling
unwell for some time past and his tem
porary tin,to-day took the form of
great weakness accompanied by a pro
fuse perspiration.
In postponing the trial of the case
until to-morrow Judge Ten Eyck warn
ed the jurors not to talk about it with
anybody and not to read any reference
to it in the newspapers. If the ruie was
disolieyed, lie said, proper punishment
would be meted out.
A big map of tlie premises. 37,7 llu"
ris avenue, where Leo is supposed to
have lOiruftit'yd tile crime. March 19
lust, was tacked up near the judges
bench for the benefit of the jury and
the lawyers.
According to th story told at the
time Leo burned his bride to deatli so
as to get a small amount of insurance
from the Prudential Insurance Com
pany. in which she had taken out a
policy at his in.-tauye some time l>efore
her marriage.
Among thus, who will he culled as
Witnesses dating the trial of the case
will be Philip L. Loose, the agent of
the company, who obtained the insur
ance; John .i. (5lir>»\ of the Mayor’s
office, wit < wltm sued the marriage in
his official capacity; Detective Sergeant
Cardano and Patio man Tenure, Ilf the
Second ln>;\e piecinct, who worked on
tile case.
it was a long t ine before it.was pos
sible to draw the jury, because of other
duties on band, and it was after U
o'clock when that work was done
Newark Machinist Shoots His Third Wife In South
Thirteenth Street Home and Then Blows Own
Brains Out After Nignt oi Quarreling.
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Lolls IMS I '11 Kit. si machinery r\f»'*rf. rt-Kidinu t< 4;;i7 Voiilh Tilin'*'--' *»
•Ircct. rarlj Unlay *hot and kilted h'a ** ffr nail (tirnini; Ih-.- r* - • * .•
'pr oil blmfirlf, hi* onn brnlt»* ««f. The »u»irdcr«*«- v.oman v»:* i r*
^ i liirrl nlfp of (h** wiifcidr mid lb*- couple lied l»'*c*i* er»M|inii«nj.«|; qijti’-rplljic.
Katherine Drclier. the JS-year-old ■ hi!d of J^ouin Dreber, xv£;: not awakened!
by-the shooting. When she am* In the morning* ami went into the kitchen
to prepare lor school she was overcome by u soene of carnag* amj wri- lias'- r»
which her stepmother occupied I In- cent re. Ik-i- !>od> on tie* flour in « pool of
clolted blood that spread over tin* walls end every thing else in right.
With his legs eiitstreteiied nil tie- e f»* her father's dead I airly it propped $
against the doorway leading from lie* kiithen inf«• the dining-room. blood b*v
imr flowed from a great wound back of his rigid ear. to in ingle and riot with ' j
tic* 'blood of hfs wife on the floor. Dp* her had killed his wife and Then com*
niltled suicide.
Jersey City Man Veers Auto to |
Avoid Strange Lad and
Hits Trolley. j
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C. J. Malmros Was Returning
from Newark When the
Accident Occurs.
In ,'iving the life of a strange tad !
! Charles ,T. Malmros shot bis automobile !
j heail-on into a trolley car, tho impact
Inflicting injuries on hi- own son. .
i Charles .1. Malmros, Jr., from which lie
may dm in Christ Hospital, Jersey!
i City.
Mr. Malmros. who lives at 287 Union |
street, cjrsey City, and his family had
been visiting friends in Newark yes
i terday afternoon, and were on their i
way home in their motor car when the j
! accident happened. They were trailing
i a trolley car on the Newark turnpike,
and were just entering Jersey City !
when they approached a dozen boys j
who were playing “shinney” in the
After the trolley car had passed the 1
boy, they darted across the street, in ;
front of the Malmros machine. All i
crossed the tracks safely except one
' lad of about twelve years, who slipped I
! and fell on the track.
Mr. Malros. who was at the wheel,;
saw that quick action was necessary :
to prevent running over the prostrate ;
'lad and grinding him to pieces. He
: turned the wheel far to port and the,
i machine shot over on the other track.
missing the fallen boy by a few inches j
' and thus saving his life.
But coming toward them on the other i
track was another trolley car. The
motorman set Ills breaks and shouted
at Malros, but it was too late. The i
motor car smashed into the trolley w ith
sufficient force to wreck the automobile
and tear off the fender of the trolley.
Mrs. Malmros and her daughter. Miss
Bertha Malmros. were thrown out and J
to one side of Ihe wrecked machine, the
young woman sustaining a severe cut
on her forehead and many bruises
Mrs. Malmros was also severely
! bruised. Mr. Malmros and his soil
were thrown out to the other side of
the machine. Mr. Malmros's nose was
i broken, a finger fractured and a wrist
sprained. But the young man suffered
more than the others. He sustained a
severe concussion of the brain, and it
is feared also internal Injuries.
While the ambulance was on its wav
: to the scene from the hospital it ran
into the carriage of Thomas Sullivan,!
i in Oakland avenue, but besides taking
■ oIT a wheel did no other damage. After
a few minutes delay the ambulance!
proceeded and got young Malmros. At
the hospital It was said he might die.
Stands Before Father snd Shoots
PITTSBURG. Feb. 8.—Word has been
received here today from Bolivar, Pa.,
oi the subide there Saturday evening
; of May Estella. * years old. The child’s
mo. lev died some time ago and she has
-ince been caring for two younger chil
Satu|d:»v night th child said to her
father, “Papa. 1 am going to shoot,”
and before he* bad time to realize the
meaning of the words the girl tired a
i bullet into her right temple.
Kaiherme foil firs}, then recqyM’od f
herself and ran f r I >m the house ill I
"hMi sli< p :i * Hie solo living occii
I mil Half dressed. sic- did not stop m
until slio !■ :• ■ ii*e«i the home of her sis- A
nr. Mrs. Kif.ieiiee ler, 3H Fairing- -1
field avenue. Beforp Mrs.. Kens lor »uukf
■ li the livelier Ilium*, William Hilton
iunl • ilie#I t<> deliver rna.i, and. finding ij
if. Puck floor, from which the ehlW J
hml lied. open, and gelling no rcsiion***,
he eii i * red and also w h rtesMHl I ho awful
Hilton had f ailed the Fourth Precinct «?
polli ■ mi the telephone and a patrol
wagon, with Policemen R«nz, Kchnildt.
Ilenricli and Schroeder, hunted to the
Quarrelled Often.
Little Katherine told the police that
her father and stepmother were quar
reling when she went to bed last night,
and that the last thing she heard was
a threat by her stepmother to go to
the Fourth Precinct police station to
day and make a complaint against
Prehei They were still quarreliug_.
when* the child went to sleep.
The police found evidences of a fer
ritic struggle The woman was lying
near mi overturned table. Her tiody
was partially disrobed, as though she
had in cu preparing lo retire. Twice
she had been shot, and both times J
frohi the back, as though she had been
fleeing from her murderer when the
bullets were sent after her.
One bullet, prolialil.v the first, outcred
tlic buck f her body and carne out of
the rigi.. breast. After sustaining this
wound there am indications that sin
trad to flee and had a struggle with the i
man to open a door into the hall.
It was after she was wounded at
least once that the woman struggled
about that and other rooms in an effort
to escape, tor there was blood every- |
where. She was in the centre of the
kitchen and probably standing whop %
she received the instantly fatal shot in |
the back of the head. She dropped
where she stood, apparently.
Quickly Sind Himself.
The man had then quickly shot him
self. tor nothing had been done to right
the wreckage of furniture. Seating
himself on the floor so that his body
was agaist the doorcasing of the ad- yj
Joining room he sent a bullet into his a
own head, bac k of the right ear. Death
had been so instantaneous that he did j
not have time to loosen his hold on the
revolver and it was still tightly gripped
in his hand wh“n the police came.
Dreher and his wife nad each been _i
married twice by for- they married each
oti.c r. F.y his first wife Dreher had had
seven children, of whom the eldest,
was Mrs. Kessler and the youngest
Mrs. Dreher had never had any chil
dren. .She was Mrs. Pauline Skinner
when she was married to. Dreher in
August. 1907. Relatives and neighbors
said that their quarreling reached such
an acute stage last August that Mrs.
Dreher entered a complaint against her
husband at the Fourth Precinct Station
and he was summoned before Judge
Herr, in the Fourth Precinct Police
At that time his wife charged him
with abusing her and the judge repri
manded and cautioned him.
Quarrelled continuously.
Katherine was not greatly imrtrpeaeed
by the quarrel between her father and
stepmother, which started yesterday
morning, continued all day and ter
minated in ihe ghastly tragedy. It was
but an incident to her. but she did hear
her stepmother threaten to make an
other complaint against her father in
the police court today.
it is believed that mthis threat so
angered Dreher that the double killing
followed. Just when the shots -were
Bred is not known. Katherine does not
know what time she retired. A woman
living in the flat downstair* thinks
site heard a shot fired at about 10
o’clock, hut she is 'not certain. It
might have been the sound of a pistol
shot, but at the time she paid little
attention to it and only recalled the
fact when the tragedy was discovered
today. ;
MEMPHIS. T inn.. Feb. 8.—Train No.
known as the ‘‘fasl mail." on the
Illinois Central Railroad, northbound,
was wrecked near Coklwater, Miss.,
early today, by running Into an open
switch. Two nun were killed outright,
one fatally injured and fifteen others
hurt. •

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