Squire Tankard article.

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Squire Tankard article. - | —One of the moat cold blooded and deliberate...
| —One of the moat cold blooded and deliberate murder* ever committed in Ofaantanuna county occurred on Wednesday Wednesday at a place called Driftwood on Cbautauqna .Lake. " Squire " Tankard •hot and instantly killed his sister-in- law, Mn. Win. Beaumont, and attempted attempted to kill her husband, whom he succeeded succeeded in wounding in the arm. He then made a dash for the lake and after wading ont for a short distance, turned the revolver on himself, but the shot wasNsot fatal and after floundering about in the water for a few minutes lie got ont and made bis way to the farm of Mayor Sbepardson of Gerry, where he was captured. The wound which he made in his forehead may prove fatal." He expressed regret at not having killed Beaumont also. The tragedy grew out of tronble between Tankard and bft>wife, in which the Beauinoutu took the wife's side.

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  1. The Kane Republican,
  2. 07 Jul 1899, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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