Alfred J Estlow, Hartford CT 1896
Dallas Tyler Pursued by Her Husband In a Hotel. KITH BULLETS MISS THEI2 MARK. Actor I-.if.irj-, t!ir VlVuIrt 1> Wife Slayer^ Loclird Vp —The Artrw and Her Motli- er Ketlrent an to t!i<. CBIIM—They Flajvd In "Tlii- s.-nHtor." HAV.TO'::). April nu.—Edwin Either, iin act'ir, who Kt* be^n plaviug in "Hoodman "Hoodman li:ind"r.t the Grand Opera House in linnon, ma:lu r.p ;.Mciupt yestrrday to kill his -wife, Gertrude Ashlan, whose stage name is Ual!.i:i Tyh.r, by shooting her, at the Hotel HeuHein. His aim was bad, and though he fired four shots at his wife he failed to hit her. Sirs. K.thcr is In tho cast of W. H. Crane's piny, "Thj Senator," In which she takes tha roln of .Tosle Armstronu. The compntiy hnr: l-omi playing an engagement engagement at Parsons' theater since Monday last Ths pncnts of tho Houblein hotel were alarmed l\v tho report of pistol shots and by the lllght of a younp woman down the stairs and through the hallways. She was pur=ueJ by an infariaU-d man bearing in his hand a pistol. The man WM Edwin Blther and the young woman his wife. By thu aid of T. K. Laird, n guest of the hotel, and Clerk Estlow, Either was secured and held until police arrived, when he was arrested and locked up. Hither was greatly excited and was evidently evidently under the influence cf liquor. Jilt her nnd Gertrude As! i were married married In Brooklyn three years ago, tbe bride hcing at that time but 17 years of ago. For a time tho couple lived happily together, together, but about a year after the marriage marriage they separated. They lived apart for a year, when a reconciliation was effected, and ail went well until sis mouths ago, whon they again separated, the wife finding finding a position In the Crane company and Bither remaining in Boston. Hinca then Hither has tried repeatedly to induce his wife to see him and to live with him. but says he has always been thwarted by Mrs. Asblau, his mother-in- law, who told him she should not allow her daughter to rucoivo bis letters. Aiipratoi! for Sfouey. Mrs. Ashliin accompanies her daughter on tha tour with tho Crane company, and when the troupo reached Hartford last ilondiiy they put up at tho Hotel Heublein. Heublein. From there llrs. Bither sent this telegram on Tuesday to her husband in Boston: IlAKTFORD, April 28. To Edwin: Pleaso sond me some money at tho Henblcin hotni. GEHTBUDE. On receipt of this Bither gave notice to the management, of "Tho Jioodman Blind" company, In Boston, that ha should sever his connection with tho company and go to Hartford to rejoin bis wife. Before leaving Kostou ho bought a revolver. On arriving In this city he visited the various hotels and drank freely. While looking over the register at the United States hotel ho was reeoenized by Marion Abbott, ono of tho Crane company. Miss Abbott at ocoe notilJL'd Dallas Tyler of her husband's proionce iu Hartford, and tho young actress and her mother paid their bill at tho Hcublcin and instructed the clerk if any <me called for them to say that they had luft. They then went to their room on tho fourth floor. Bithor mustbnvo seen them, for he nt onc".i went up stiiirs and knocked loudly for admittance. The door was opened by Mrs. Ashlan, and Either went in. An I'.ngry nltercntion ensued and soon llie <!:ior cp.-iu-d and the young wife rushed rushed si-r.-umini; through tli= Iiall and down tho stairs. In the hall Bither fired one shot, nnd whon bis wife reached the foot of tbe stairs leading to the third floor he dis- eh.trgud his pistol three times more fa nipid succession. The wainaootinB of the balls was cut Ly tho flying bullets. Mrs. Ashlan hung on to her son-in-law while he was pursuing his wife, and this doubtless c.-.used his defective aim. All Bither had to say in defense or explanation explanation of his dcaporate attempt upon his wife's lifo vrns that it was a case of mother in-law. Mrs. Ashlan and Dallas Tyler wcru verv reticent about the Incidents Incidents of tho affair.