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S. W. Cutler

Instantly Killed.
S. W. Cutler, of Joliet, Ills. Formerly engaged in the timber business at Chesterton, was instantly killed last Friday at a farm house eight miles from Fonda, Iowa, by C. W. Stevenson, a tenant, on account of alleged indecent proposals by Cutlar to the latter's wife. The deceased was boarding with Stevenson and was invited to look for another boarding place. An altercation ensued, during which Stevenson discharged a load of shot into the breast of Cutler with a fatal result. Stevenson surrendered. Cutler is a single man. He owned considerable property, and had about $3,000 on his person. The Stevenson family are mulattoes.

Culter came to Chesterton about twelve or fifteen years ago, and was actively engaged in the timber business. He built a barn for Benj Fifield, and shipped enormous quantities of piling from this vicinity. While here, he made money rapidly, but when the timber supply began to fail he left for Joliet. He has however come here once a year, and was here last year. Those who know him, speak well of him, are inclined to doubt the reason given by the negro for killing him.

Newspaper: The Tribune
Date of Publication: November 19, 1885
Volume Number: 2
Issue Number: 34
Page: 1
Column(s): 7

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                The Tribune
                Westchester Tribune

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                Porter County Vidette
                Practical Observer
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