The Sweetwater Telephone (Monroe Co. TN) Thursday, May 3, 1900:
"Terrible Tragedy At Lyon’s View Insane Asylum---Knoxville, Tennessee, April 27---Miss Mary B. Carter, an insane patient at the Lyon’s View Insane Asylum, five miles west of this city, was instantly killed last night by Mrs. Agee, another patient. Mrs. Agee imagined Miss Carter was throwing a bucket at her, and she deliberately struck Miss Carter on the head with a bed slat, killing her instantly. Neither was considered violently insane. Miss Carter was the daughter of Rev. W.B. Carter, a leading minister of Elizabethton, Tenn., and a niece of Gen. Carter, of the Federal Army, who headed the bridge-burners in East Tennessee in the sixties. No blame is attached to the officials of the asylum on account of the killing, as all attendants were on duty."