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NOT EXACTLY WHAT HE MEANT
"At the age of fourteen I was left an orphan!"
"Great Scott! what did you do with it?"
SIXTH CHICAGO WOMAN TAKES
BICHLORIDE OF MERCURY
The sixth woman in. Chicago to
take bichloride of mercury with sui
cidal intent since the case of the
Macon, Ga., banker was found in
Jrant Parktoday, suffering from the
She gave her name as Mrs. Olive
Skauby, 17 years old, and stated that
she couldn't live with her husband
and starve, because- he was no good
Her husband, A. L. Skauby, 22,
was arrested some weeks ago- for
stealing a typewriter from his broth
er and placed on parole for six
months by Judge Williams.
The young woman states that
when her husband was locked up he
asked her to buy some bichloride of
mercury tablets for him, which sne
did, but discovering that they were
poison and believing he meant to
commit suicide, she kept them. She
claims that having the mercury in
her possession gave her the desire to
As she swallowed but a very small
portion of the drug and a stomach
pump was used almost immediately,
physicians at St. Luke's Hospital de
clare that she will be all right tomor
row and will" be sent home.
Berlin. King and Queen of Italy
met Kaiser and Kaiserin of Germany
at Kiel today.