The Detroit Tribune
Originally published in The Detroit Tribune, August 16, 1914, Page 1-2
Negro Fires "Love Bungalow," Slays Architect’s Soul Mate, and Cuts Down Eight Others.
Caption: Mrs. Mamah Bouton Borthwick.
Puts Torch to Wisconsin Cottage of Frank Lloyd Wright of Chicago, and Kills Six and Injures Three as They Crawl Out of Window.
SPRING GREEN, Wis., Aug. 15 - A mad Negro, armed with a hand ax, today ended the romance of Mamah Bouton Borthwick, formerly Mrs. Edwin H. Cheney, of Oak Park. Ill., and Frank Lloyd Wright, wealthy Chicago Architect, with whom she lived with as a wife since 1911.
Setting fire to the elaborate bungalow built by Wright for Mrs. Borthwick here after his estrangement from his wife, the Negro stood outside and attempted to brain Mrs. Borthwick and eight other occupants of the building, members of the family and employes (sp), as they fled from the flames. He succeeded in ending her life and the lives of five others, probably fatally injuring a seventh and seriously wounding the remainder.
Mrs. Borthwick is said to have reprimanded the man, Julian Carlton, a chef in her kitchen. He brooded over this. It is thought, and became insane.
Carlton disappeared after the killing, but after a search of several hours had been made for him, reappeared. He was hurried into an automobile and rushed to the Iowa county jail, 18 miles away.
The dead are:
MRS. MAMAH BOUTON BORTHWICK, cut about the head and neck, her clothing burned.
MARTHA BORTHWICK CHENEY, her 10-year-old daughter, cut about head.
JOHN BORTHWICK CHENEY, her 13-year-old son, head chopped open, badly burned.
EMIL BURDELL, 30, Draughtsman, cut about the head and badly burned.
TOM BRUNKER, laborer, cut and burned.
ERNEST WESTON, 18, burned about head.
The fatally injured:
David Lindblum, a gardener, cut about the head.
The seriously injured:
William Weston, carpenter, cut abo...