John Twamley Jr. Attempts to murder his children

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John Twamley Jr. Attempts to murder his children - iUTRDER XARROITLY PRETEXTED. TaoT, N. Aug. 14....
iUTRDER XARROITLY PRETEXTED. TaoT, N. Aug. 14. Crie of " Murder! ' Save tbe children 1 coming from a woman wbo rushed ; breathlessly from the residence No. AI Whipple-avenue. Lansingburg. this afterneod , attracted the attention of a number of people. including Officer Craver. The woman waa Mra. John T warn ley. 6he told the crowd she aad lust escapea rrom ner nusband. wno bad attempted to cut her throat with a butcher's knile. and who was about to murder her two children. The oncer reached tbe cellar jat In time. Twaroley bad bis arm raised to strike one of tbe children with the knife. It wa knocked out oT bis band by the officer's club. Twamley said to the officer. i nave aiiieo toe cnuuren, roe omcef arrival prevented no doubt, a tragedy. Twamley was arrested and taken io tbe station house, where Dr. Mattocks expressed tbe opinion that be was inwane. At tbe station Twamley declared : tbat he bad killed bio children, and smilingly asserted that he was glad they were out of the way. Twamley claimed to be the bead of a private detective bureau iatbtscitv tor snmstin. He was at one time prominent In military and brand Army affairs, and held tbe position of Adjutant of Post William-for one or two terms He was placed In a wagon and tauten to the MO, . It took tbe combined efforts of several policemen to bold him. An officer went ahead of the wagon to get all the children, out cf eight, for " wjuiuj anw a caua m would make Iraqtic efforts to get at rt j "3

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 15 Aug 1884, Fri,
  3. Page 5

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