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Martha Minor Is Dead

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The mystery surrounding tbe doublé tragedy in Bridgewater township will uow, in all probabílity, never be unravelled. Martha Minor, the other victira of the tragedy died at 6 o'clock laet Friday night, never having regained oonsoiousness, and she was bnried the nest aftenoon in Riverside cemetery, Clinton. The feeling aronnd that section had been gradually gaining in strength that Miss Minor first shot and killed Niles N. James and then afterwards shot herself. The theory has several gronnds for substantiation, one being that the undertaker, who took charge of James' rernains, says that the man had beeu dead oonsiderably longer thau it was at first supposed. It is also a well known theory tbat the tendenoy of a ball from a revolver in the hands of a suicide is upward. This was so in the wonnd in Miss Minor's bead.while that in James' head was downward. Miss Minor was completely infatuated witb James, and against the wishes of all her relatives and friends she would say he was all right except his love of strong drink. He was of an easy going, good hearted disposition, while she was storng willed and apt to want things her own way. Sbe was known to possess a revolver, and knew how to use it. Another theory of the tragedy that is also advanced is that James led her into the idea of a doublé suicide, because, be baving a wife in Ohiu could not marry her.


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