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Stephens - ROWAN COUNTY MAN NOW WANTS TO LIVE. In...
ROWAN COUNTY MAN NOW WANTS TO LIVE. In Attempting To Hang Himself From a Tall Tree He Was Caught On limb and Saved. Owingsvllle.'Ky., March 3. Special. Across the Bath line in Rowan couni ty lives John Stephens, aged sixty. Stephens became despondent and determined determined to commit suicide. Climbing to the top of a tall tree he tied a plow line about his neck and Jumped, thinking thinking his neck would be broken by the shock. However, a projecting limb caught Stephens trousers leg and held him head down suspended In the air, too high to allow the rope to choke him nnd too low to allow him to climb up. His shouts attracted attention and "he was rescued. Stephens says he has no Intention of committing suicide now.

Clipped from The Courier-Journal04 Mar 1904, FriPage 3

The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky)04 Mar 1904, FriPage 3
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