|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer
from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 10/01/1914.
Mother Kills Child
Owing to despondently arising from domestic troubles Mrs. William Hughes,
residing on Mushroom creek, about two miles from Arnoldsburg, poisoned
and killed her infant child of six months, and attempted in the same manner
to kill herself and son, Harvey, last Thursday.
The latter attempt failed and the lad, a bright child of nine years,
is now as well as ever.
At a hearing before Justice Powell, upon which Prosecuting Attorney
Smith, of this place, attended, the mother was released of responsibility
for the murder and was committed to the hospital for the insane at Spencer.