Wife Tries and Fails Three Times to Kill Husband
Feeds Hubby Ground Glass and Arsenic This Man Should be Examined He's Built Like an Ostrich Poison Plan of Wife and Amour Fails AI.BF.KT. X. ft. Ground glass, 1'aris green and drugs, secretly administered by his wife at the suggestion and direction of her amour, failed to kill Carl Johnson, according to the story j told on the witness stand by Mrs. Johnson, who Is Jointly accused with I Jack Downing of attempting to poison Johnson. The witness admitted she suggested heart medicine which she had in the house and which she would put in some cake. Luter on, she said, Paris green was used, the accused giving her money to buy It, and also with which to -buy -buy a can of peas In which to mix the poison. She bought the peas, she stated, with the money the accused gave her, but didn't have to buy tl e Paris green, as there was some at home, In the barn, around the premises. premises. Witness said she mixed the poison with the peas and gave to her husband husband for breakfast, under instructions from the accused.' This, she declared, made her husband violently ill, but he recovered after a few hours. I When the Paris green failed, she and Downing again consulted. They decided decided to try ground glass. A somewhat sensational letter found on the premises premises of the accused, and purported to be from Mrs. Johnson, wus read, in which she attested to her affections for the accused and referred to the time when she would be a whluw. Mrs. Johnson wns still on the stand when court adjourned to meet next Thursday.