Clipped From The Kearney Daily Hub
CUTS HIS THROAT. Ied of a Farmer Suiperted of Trying to Crrmata HI Family. "Wintekset. Ia., April 16 At the home of John Sterhutr, a farmer living two null -; lmrth of BeviuKton, hay was piled uudcr the house and barn Wednesday and set ou tire. Mrs. Sterling and her hiiilr-'i managed to save the house. The barn, i.tark.s and cribs and every outbuilding 0:1 the place were burned. A month ngu Mrs. Sterling applied for a divorce after huvinjf Sterling arrested for bi-uting her children by her former husband, John McMichael. Th juf-tuv gavr Sterling time to get bouda and dismis.sed him. He was not Been afterward. After the fire bis tracks wen- found lending from the fcouse. Thomas Casey, a farmer, discovered him in a hole iu a straw stack on the McDonald farm. Ho ordered Sterling to comu out, and on his refusing to come set tire to the stack. Sterling remained iu the stack until the flames reached him, und then cut his throat with a jai kknife, plunging through the flume.- and fulling at Cusey's feet. The man was horribly burned and nearly bled to death before Casey could obtain medical assistance. The physicians say he will live.