Clipped From Freeport Journal-Standard
Chicago Man Threatened with Divorce by His Wife Kills Himself with Gas* ONE LITTLE TOT GOES WITH HIM Destructive Winds Sweep Cnrlylc fttul Ktnnitiiuly—Two Churches Blown Away. Chicago. May 1.—Deserted by his wife, Loo 1'nuiikolT iiUeinptcd to HS- phyxlnte himself niul his whole family. He mid one oliild nre <lo.nd nnd two others are not oxpoeteil to live. The clc-Mil nre Leo Prnnlkoff, nml Minn Pranlkoff, 5 years old. Those expected to die, are Otto Prnnikoff. I! years old, and Ado Prnnikoff. <> yearn old. Prnnikoff hndhful trouble wltl: his wife for several months. A week iigw the neljrhhors say he drove her from the house with a knife. In her light she seined one of their four children. Snlvmlay she began divorce pro- feedings against her husband. The news of this is supposed to have led him to attempt suicide. Children Had Tried to K*c«pe. Prnnikoff dlsconected the rubber hose attached to a small gua stove in the kitchen of the home ami placed the tube in his mouth. The three dill-' (Iron, who were nsleep in a small lied room connecting the kitchen, evidently were awakened by the odor of the gas niul struggled to the kitchen. There (hey wore overcome by the fumes, one af them while trying to opem the kitch- nn door. \\ hen the bodies were fonml two of the children were lying together in the middle of the floor, dressed in their nlghtrobes. Froih Atr Saved One Child. The other was found near the door. The fresh air entering through Hie .•rack under the door probably stived liis life. The bodies were fonml by So.m- 11 el Taylor, -who lives in the same house. Mis wife noticed the odor of gas uwi called his attention to it. He went, upstair?, to the PrnnikofT apartments nnd forced open the kitchen loor, pushing aside Ade, the 0-year-oUl '.)oy. who had fallen on the other side. Taylor found Leo Pranikoff, the father, collapsed in a chair near the sink. Trying to Kind the Wife. The police are trying to find Mrs. Pran.lkoff, the mother, who has been iwny from home since last Saturday. With her she has the youngest child. The two came to this country less than i year ago from Hussin. Pranlkoff was i musician ami was paid $.'?() a week. During the last few weeks quarrels between the man and wife have been frequent.