Ottawa Journal, April 13, 1893 Thursday Page 1

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Ottawa Journal, April 13, 1893 Thursday Page 1 - Ap-Par Dei-patcha soe-tumas de-lightfuL...
Ap-Par Dei-patcha soe-tumas de-lightfuL feel-lap eeaeor-loa a a STRETCHED LIFELESS. TRAGIC . DEATH OF MRS. ' JOHN BOYD OF HUNTLEY. A Oaplag Wound aad a D recharged Revolver TU a sad Taln-Dr. Mark Bald aa laqaast, A kitchen full of emoke aad upstairs th lifeless body of his wife, was what mat the horrified gaz of John Boyd yesterday afternoon oa hi return from Stituvill to' hi horn in th 3rd eooeossioa of Huntlsy. From present ppeeranee It was a of deliberate suicide, aad th enlortuaet womaa must have taken bar life vary shortly beiora the return of bar husband at thro o'clock yesterday afternoon. Thar an certain dieputo aad littl detaila, however, that require looking into, aad Coroner Mark of Ottawa, who was oalled, after hearing about doaaa witoeaea yesterday adjourned th enquiry aatil 00 'dock to-marrow afternoon, whaa it will be resumed st th hone af deceased. Th evidence taken yesterday racing dis-olossd tb following fact t - TBS BOSSAKD ' tTOBT. John Boyd, th bus bead oideoeasod, said hi wife was 85 yean of age, had beea married tor ten yean sad had eeven children, six of whom were living. They wen comfortably off end happy. Hia- wife' anaidea nam waa Rlixabaih Aaa Lang of There township, Ottawa county. From'Jaly, 85, to Feb., '86, hi wife bad beea melaacholy apparently without cause and had inaaginad that he want with another womaa. Whoa hia father died be left him torn property which had beea previously leased to hi (witoees'l brother-in-law, Geo. Hugnsoa, sad they had troubW about tb matter. SHI rSSJtSD 1XJOBT. , Thia had worried hi wife whohed more aa one hinted that - b thought Hugbaoa or some of hi a would do soma injury to him (witniis.) Whaa a returned (rom Stittsviile about two o'clock yesterday ba waa met by hi maa Carletoa Wall, who took hi bora to pat it ia. - Oa an taring th kitchen he found no fir ia th tov but a smell of burning aad a quantity of amok. Thsir fiv month old body waa aeleepin th cradle in eoorner aad naether ehild three years old asleep upstairs. ' i - TBBTCBSB urrLsssv Hs called hi wife, aad oa getting a reply raa apstain,aad aaw hia wife stretched 111 el see oa th bed. She waa 00 th aid of th bed with her feet on tb floor sd knee bent. Blood waseexicg ut of her mouth sad b found that her clothing vr bar heart - was on fin, and blazing up. ' "As flame wee aboat ths six of a pint beeih and be at eace put it out. On her left aids three inches (rom bar head waa his nvolvar, with oa ohesihoc discharged, aad tb lothsrs Mill loaded. Hs kept thia nvolvar ja a box fastened by a secret spring, which only himself aad hi wife, that he knew of, oould open, sad thi box waa agaia locked ia a trunk. The keys wsr in th trunk, and th smallsr box bad beta opened and shut again. There was a wound ea her breast. . 1 .. . ." ' -1 i saw bkb Lasr aura ' Carlatoa Wall, .the man, testified to being called ia by Mr. Boyd about three minutes after his arrival aad corroborated hia evidence a to th position of th bed r aad the revolver, lie bad. worked, then for two months aad saw - decoaasd - alivs aad apparently well at aooa whoa they had dinner together. From that tim en til tb husband's return h had boaa at work in th granary near the bona aad had a a aa or heard any aoiaa. , . . . -' aXTxti nuiroaxr. . -- Lowria Alexander, a neighbor oaDed ia by ths last witness, corroborator1 their evidence aad stated that ssvsa yean ago be had noticed deceased acting a uttts strangely bat not latterly. Jan Boyd, aUtr af th husband's, gave similar testimony. ' Margaret Boyd, Mary Jaaa Boyd,. Sarah Jane Alexander, Benjamin Moooey, William John Murray, Mary Aaa Mooaey, Mrs. John Boyd, Jaaa Gordo aad Jam Boyd, neighbors and relative, gave evidence of deoeased having always been in apparently Eood health aad to seeing ao on round th oua that day. :-: a roct mobtkm. Dn. Grovss sad Mark mads a post mortem examination after the inquest, which shewed th skin to be blackened round a small bole ia th cheet aad a revolver . ball bad penetrated straight into th heart causing Ins teat dratbi. Ia other particulars the deceased had th appear an oe af being a thia bat healthy

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