Poisoned The Wrong Parties
Steele Scrapbook - August 15, 1892

Poisoned the Wrong Parties.

LAKE CITY, Fla., Aug. 15.—Near Benton, in this county, two gentlemen in co-partnership, who planted large fields in watermelons for market, have been greatly troubled this summer by the nocturnal depredations of thieves. Yesterday one of the gentlemen poisoned several melons in the patch for the benefit of the thieves, but neglected to notify his partner of the fact. This morning the latter's wife, two children and a sister-in-law ate the poisoned fruit, and all were killed before medical assistance could be obtained.

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