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ALFRED ANDERSON MURDERS HIS HELP MATE WITH A HAMMER.
Alfred Anderson killed his wife with a hammer at 8 o'clock this morning. The tragedy occurred at the home of the couple on John Avenue.
Anderson was lighting the fire when his wife returned home from where no one knows. She claims she had been to the home of her son-in-law, and Anderson jumped on her with a hammer in his hand. He stopped not to consider, but hit her on the head, killing her almost instantly.
Officer Thurber picked the man up and he admits to crime.
The woman had her head cut open big enough for a man to put his hand in without trouble. The hammer, a common sized one, is on exhibition at police headquarters. It is clotted with blood and hair.
The couple had reported to have been always engaged in quarrels. The man had just come in from his claim a couple of days ago and is reported to have been enraged at the actions of his wife. She had been out all night and he was building a fire when she came home.
Anderson is fifty two years old and his wife was 49.
HIDE THE HAMMER!