1914 Apr 30 – Attempted Suicide
Early Saturday evening Dr. Rogers was hastily summoned to Mr. F.O. Murphy’s farm, two miles south of town. When he reached the house it was found that Mrs. Murphy, in a fit of passion, had taken a dose of poison. The Dr. immediately put a stomach pump to work and most of the drug extracted, or sufficient to save the woman’s life.
Earlier is he evening Mrs. Murphy, who is of a jealous disposition, assaulted another woman, a Mrs. Clark, who she found in company with her husband. It was this which led up to the woman taking the poison. She had a narrow escape from death. She is recovering slowly but it will be some days yet before she is able to be around again.
TO SETRIEDON CHARGE OF ATTEMPTED SUICIDE.
Chief Bridle has laid a charge against Mrs. Murphy for attempted suicide. The case was to have been tried by P.M. Munson on Wednesday, but owning to her weak condition the trial was postponed until the 4th prox. The penalty for this offence is two years, if she is found guilty.
ASSAULT CHARGE ALSO.
Mrs. Clark has laid a charge against Mrs. Murphy for assault. The case is likely only to go to trial in the event Mrs. Murphy being freed on the first charge.
1914 Apr 30 – Fork River
Miss G. Shannon, of Dauphin, is spending a few days on the homestead with her parents.
F. Cooper was a visitor to the Lake Town on business and reports everything very quiet.
John Robinson and Mr. Hunter left for the north for a couple of months to inspect some of the lakes with a view for next winter’s business.
John Clemens is busy loading cars at the Northern elevator.
Our friend Scotty is out on the warpath looking for ducks and geese. We expect to get a fowl supper soon.
Fishing for Jackfish and suckers is the order of the day. All the young fry are busy these days landing the fish with spears and forks.
A. McDonald, of Winnipegosis, has located on the company farm for he summer.
The W.A. of All Saints’ Church is having a concert in Orange hall on May 1st. Everybody welcome.