Squire Tankard article.

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Squire Tankard article. - Tankard Kills Wife's Sister. Squire Tankard...
Tankard Kills Wife's Sister. Squire Tankard shot and instantlj killsd Mrs. William Beaumont, and wounded William Beaumont the other afternoon in their summer camp at Driftwood, on Chautauqua lake, N. Y. After the shooting Tankard jumped into ihe lake, and placing the pistol to his head, fired. The bullet only mad» e, slight wound and he waded tn the shore and disappeared in the woods. The authorities have not succeeded in capturing him. The victim is a sister of Tankard's wife. The cause of th6 shooting was that Tankard's wife had . left him on account of his cruel treatment, and went to live with the Beau- .. monts. Tankard looked for his wife, saying he wished to kill her, too, but she was absent. Beaumont's wound is In the arm and he will recovw, '

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  1. Mexia Evening Ledger,
  2. 10 Aug 1899, Thu,
  3. Page 4

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