THROWN FROM CAR; KILLED.
Carl A. Kiefer's Skull Fractured by Conductor C. C. Reese.
Carl A. Kiefer, clerk for a wholesale drug house died at the General hospital early this morning from a fractured skull as a result of a quarrel with C. C. Reese, a conductor on the Troost avenue line. According to Reese, Kiefer and another man, not identified, got on a southbound Troost car at Eighteenth street and insisted on smoking on the rear platform.
Reese says he remonstrated with the men until the car reached Thirty-first street. Then a fight started. The conductor says one of the men struck him, whereupon he grabbed Kiefer and threw him from the car. Kiefer's head struck the pavement.
The motorman, V. M. Woods, helped Reese carry the injured man to a drug store and he was taken from there to the hospital.
Kiefer's home is at 2822 Troost avenue. He is about 25 years old.
Reese, the conductor, was arrested and is held at No. 9 police station.