Martha Heath Commits Suicide
CRAVEN COUNTY WOMAN TIRED OF LIFE KILLS SELF Mrs. Fenner Heath of Marl Swamp Takes Paris Green DEATH JAS SLOW For Seven Long Hours She Suffered Untold Agony A message reached New Bern yes terday from Vancebprp which was to the effect that Mrs. Fenner Heath, who resided with her husband near Marl Swamp, which is only a short distance from that town, committed suicide Wednesday by taking Paris green. The fatal dose was taken about nine o'clock in the morning, but the end did not come until four o'clock in the afternoon. A short time after taking the fatal dose Mrs. Heath waa taken violently ill and suffered intense pain until she passed away. She was conscious until a short time before her death and talked freely about the tragedy and stated she was sorry that she had taken the poison and told her brother that she wanted to get well and requested requested him to go for a physician, which he did and the doctor did all n his power to save the woman's life, but to no effeot. The only reason that she gave for her desire to pass to another world was that she was tired of married life, Mrs. Heath, who waa about thirty- thirty- five or forty years of age, had been married twice and was the mother of two children. She was married to Mr. Heath about a year ago and since that time it ia reported that she has not been happy, and some time during last spring attempted to end har life by taking some kind of a drug. .