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 - 16, be seen W. M. time few host room, August of...
16, be seen W. M. time few host room, August of the find things vastly different David H. Cornell, day laborer, created quite a sensation here on Thursday last when in a fit of insanity, he fired shots at Mrs. Linford Baike, in whose bouse he has a room, and then to end his own life by discharging weapon at bis own breast. Beyond Inflicting a painful but not serious wound upon himself, Cornell aid little harm. The ball ranged round his body and extracted from beneath tbe skin at back by the physicians. Mrs. Raike called at his room to inquire after Cornell's health when the assault was Cornell's case Is a pathetic one. Having money and property at one time and happy In his surroundings, he was suddenly overtaken with dire misfortune. He lott his property and his brother eloped with his wife. This preyed upon his mind to the extent that he has partially demented for years and at age of GO or 60 wae obliged to work day hand. In a momentary delusion imagined Mrs, RaUe to be his faithless wife and her husband,the brother who wronged him, so when the woman appeared he sought to take her life. flrud three shots in all from a 32 revolver but fortunately missed his intended victim each time. Cornell was taken to the county jail and is from his wound. It Is not likely that criminal prosecution will be instituted he was not responsible for his act. Cornell comes of q highly respected His sudden and dangerous outbreak in this instance will probably result in confinement In an asylum.

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  1. The Bucks County Gazette,
  2. 31 Jul 1902, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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