From the Chicago Daily Tribune
Published May 4, 1907
A man detailed the murders of 4 people in a strikingly calm manner. He described impersonating a detective to recruit 2 brothers before leading them into the woods to shoot them and steal the contents of their pockets.
He then took their wagon back to their barn and deceived their housekeeper into believing one had been kicked by a horse and needed her attention, whereupon he struck her with an iron pipe.
He entered the brothers’ house to search for money supposedly hidden there, discovered the housekeeper’s daughter, and tricked the girl into going into the cellar before killing her with the same pipe used against her mother. He ransacked the house, claiming in his confession to taking $16 in cash.